100 MeV proof-of-principle laser Wakefield accelerator experiment

A. Ting, A. Fisher, R. Fischer, J. Grun, J. Krall, E. Esarey, P. Sprangle, D. Umstadter, G. Mourou

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Abstract

We present an initial design of a proof-of-principle experiment on the Laser Wakefield Accelerator (LWFA). The experiment will utilize the NRL Table-Top Terawatt (T3) laser system as the driver for the Wakefield in a pulsed-valve gas jet plasma, and a approx.1 MeV Febetron as the electron beam injector. The LWFA will be operated in the self-modulated regime [1] where enhanced acceleration gradients and extended interaction distances can be achieved. Numerical simulations demonstrate that with the present parameters of the T3 laser, peak accelerating gradients can reach >300 GeV/m and single stage energy gain of >100 MeV can be attained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages2632-2634
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0780312031
StatePublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 15th Biennial Particle Accelerator Conference. Part 1 (of 5) - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: May 17 1993May 20 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference
Volume4

Other

OtherProceedings of the 15th Biennial Particle Accelerator Conference. Part 1 (of 5)
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period5/17/935/20/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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    Ting, A., Fisher, A., Fischer, R., Grun, J., Krall, J., Esarey, E., Sprangle, P., Umstadter, D., & Mourou, G. (1993). 100 MeV proof-of-principle laser Wakefield accelerator experiment. In Proceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference (pp. 2632-2634). (Proceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference; Vol. 4). Publ by IEEE.