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, Donald P Umstadter, R. Wagner

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Abstract

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
Volume438
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 1999

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Electron beam characteristics of a laser-driven plasma wakefield accelerator. / Assamagan, K. A.; Buck, W. W.; Chen, S. Y.; Ent, R.; Green, R. N.; Gueye, P.; Keppel, C.; Mourou, G.; Umstadter, Donald P; Wagner, R.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 438, No. 2-3, 11.12.1999, p. 265-276.

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Assamagan, K. A. ; Buck, W. W. ; Chen, S. Y. ; Ent, R. ; Green, R. N. ; Gueye, P. ; Keppel, C. ; Mourou, G. ; Umstadter, Donald P ; Wagner, R. / Electron beam characteristics of a laser-driven plasma wakefield accelerator. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 1999 ; Vol. 438, No. 2-3. pp. 265-276.
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