Ultrahigh brightness bunches from hybrid plasma accelerators as drivers of 5th generation light sources

B Hidding, G G Manahan, O Karger, A Knetsch, G Wittig, D A Jaroszynski, Z-M Sheng, Y Xi, A Deng, J B Rosenzweig, G Andonian, A Murokh, G Pretzler, D L Bruhwiler, J Smith

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Spiking electron beam driven plasma waves with novel laser-driven underdense photocathodes can produce electron witness bunches with extreme brightness. The development of such hybrid systems and their potential as future plasma-based accelerators and compact yet high performance light sources is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number234010
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2014


  • accelerator
  • laser
  • plasma
  • underdense photocathodes
  • electron witness bunches
  • extreme brightness
  • plasma-based accelerators

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