Electron beam characteristics of a laser-driven plasma wakefield accelerator

K. A. Assamagan, W. W. Buck, S. Y. Chen, R. Ent, R. N. Green, P. Gueye, C. Keppel, G. Mourou, D. Umstadter, R. Wagner

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The properties of an electron beam trapped and accelerated in a laser wakefield have been investigated. Plastic scintillating fibers were employed together with position sensitive photomultiplier tubes (PMT) and a series of dipole electro-magnets to study the beam. The measured momentum spectrum peaks around 7 MeV/c with an exponential fall-off at high momenta up to (70.3 ± 19.9) MeV/c. The number of electrons detected per bunch is determined to be (2.6 ± 0.3) × 1011.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-276
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Dec 11 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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