7 May 2013 A high-repetition-rate laser-wakefield accelerator for studies of electron acceleration
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We report on an experimental demonstration of laser wake field electron acceleration using few-milijoule laser pulses tightly focused on a 100 μm scale gas target. Using a comparatively low energy pulse has the benefit of a more compact system with a high repetition rate (typically kHz), which can prove useful for both practical applications and better statistical studies of laser plasma interactions. A proof-of-principle experiment was conducted to demonstrate the applicability of such electron sources from laser plasma wake field accelerator for ultrafast electron diffraction.
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Zhaohan He, John A. Nees, Bixue Hou, Benoît Beaurepaire, Victor Malka, Karl M. Krushelnick, Jérôme Faure, Alexander G. R. Thomas, "A high-repetition-rate laser-wakefield accelerator for studies of electron acceleration", Proc. SPIE 8779, Laser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons, and Ions II; and Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Beams of Particles II; and Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves III, 877905 (7 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2019080; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2019080
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