Experimental study of the plasma beat wave accelerator

C. E. Clayton, C. Joshi, C. Darrow, D. Umstadter, F. F. Chen

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Abstract

The physics of the beat-excited, relativistic electron plasma wave, a candidate for a laser particle accelerator, is studied in experiments at UCLA. Preliminary experiments have shown waves excited up to 1-3% of the cold wavebreaking amplitude, corresponding to longitudinal electric fields of 0.3-1.0 GeV/m. Issues addressed here include possible experimental limitations on the length, growth time, and amplitude of this plasma wave. Plans for future experiments on the acceleration of test charges will also be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3551-3553
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1985

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Experimental study of the plasma beat wave accelerator. / Clayton, C. E.; Joshi, C.; Darrow, C.; Umstadter, D.; Chen, F. F.

In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 32, No. 5, 10.1985, p. 3551-3553.

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Clayton, C. E. ; Joshi, C. ; Darrow, C. ; Umstadter, D. ; Chen, F. F. / Experimental study of the plasma beat wave accelerator. In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 1985 ; Vol. 32, No. 5. pp. 3551-3553.
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