High quality electron beams generated in a laser wakefield accelerator

W. A. Gillespie, A. M. MacLeod, S. P. Jamison, Mark Wiggins, Gregor H. Welsh, Constantin Aniculaesei, Riju Issac, Enrico Brunetti, Richard Shanks, Silvia Cipiccia, Maria Pia Anania, Grace Manahan, Constantin Aniculaesei, Bernhard Ersfeld, Mohammad Islam, Dino Jaroszynski

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Abstract

A high power (900 mJ, 35 fs) laser pulse is focused into a gas jet (length 2 mm) and a monoenergetic electron beam is emitted from the laser-induced plasma density
wake behind the laser pulse. High quality monoenergetic electron beams with central energy up to 183 MeV are generated. The beam is fully characterised in terms of the charge, transverse emittance, energy spread and bunch length. In particular, the energy spectrum (with less than 1% measured energy spread) is obtained using a high resolution magnetic dipole imaging spectrometer.
LanguageEnglish
Pages307-309
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventParticle Accelerator Conference (PAC) 2011 - New York, United States
Duration: 28 Mar 2011 → …

Conference

ConferenceParticle Accelerator Conference (PAC) 2011
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period28/03/11 → …

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accelerators
electron beams
lasers
gas jets
imaging spectrometers
pulses
emittance
magnetic dipoles
energy
energy spectra
high resolution

Keywords

  • high quality
  • electron beams
  • laser wakefield accelerator
  • ultra-short electron beams
  • radiation sources
  • coherent
  • incoherent

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Gillespie, W. A., MacLeod, A. M., Jamison, S. P., Wiggins, M., Welsh, G. H., Aniculaesei, C., ... Jaroszynski, D. (2011). High quality electron beams generated in a laser wakefield accelerator. 307-309. Paper presented at Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC) 2011, New York, United States.
Gillespie, W. A. ; MacLeod, A. M. ; Jamison, S. P. ; Wiggins, Mark ; Welsh, Gregor H. ; Aniculaesei, Constantin ; Issac, Riju ; Brunetti, Enrico ; Shanks, Richard ; Cipiccia, Silvia ; Anania, Maria Pia ; Manahan, Grace ; Aniculaesei, Constantin ; Ersfeld, Bernhard ; Islam, Mohammad ; Jaroszynski, Dino. / High quality electron beams generated in a laser wakefield accelerator. Paper presented at Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC) 2011, New York, United States.3 p.
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