Generation of ultrashort electron bunches using table-top laser-plasma-based electron accelerators

Szu Yuan Chen, Robert Wagner, Anatoly Maksimchuk, Donald Umstadter

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Abstract

As an ultrashort high-intensity laser pulse propagates in a plasma, an electron plasma wave with relativistic phase velocity is excited by stimulated Raman forward scattering instability. A low emittance, relativistic electron beam is produced when the electron plasma wave traps and accelerates hot background electrons. Such an electron beam itself, or an ultrashort x-ray pulse generated from it, can be used for studying ultrafast science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
JournalSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
Volume63
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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