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, Zhaohan He, John A. Nees, John A. Nees, Bixue Hou, Bixue Hou, Benoît Beaurepaire, Benoît Beaurepaire, Victor Malka, Victor Malka, Karl M. Krushelnick, Karl M. Krushelnick, Jérôme Faure, Jérôme Faure, Alexander G. R. Thomas, 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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