Background-free, quasi-monoenergetic electron beams from a self-injected laser wakefield accelerator

S. Banerjee, S. Kalmykov, N. Powers, V. Ramanathan, N. C. Smith, K. Brown, S. Chen, A. Moorthi, I. Ghebregziabher, C. Maharjan, B. Shadwick, D. Umstadter, A. Beck, E. Lefebvre, A. Cowan, D. Bruhwiler

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Abstract

Stable 200-400-MeV quasi-monoenergetic electron bunches (δE/E<10%), ~ 10-pC charge, and no dark-current are produced when a self-injected laser plasma accelerator is optimized. PIC simulations demonstrate these beams are produced near the threshold for selfinjection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011
Pages872-874
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2011
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: Aug 28 2011Sep 1 2011

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period8/28/119/1/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Banerjee, S., Kalmykov, S., Powers, N., Ramanathan, V., Smith, N. C., Brown, K., Chen, S., Moorthi, A., Ghebregziabher, I., Maharjan, C., Shadwick, B., Umstadter, D., Beck, A., Lefebvre, E., Cowan, A., & Bruhwiler, D. (2011). Background-free, quasi-monoenergetic electron beams from a self-injected laser wakefield accelerator. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011 (pp. 872-874). (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).