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Proposed scheme for compact GeV laser plasma accelerator

Agustin Lifschitz
Jérôme Faure
Yannick Glinec
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Victor Malka


The design of a two-stage compact GeV electron accelerator is presented. The accelerator is as follows: (1) an ultra-short electron bunch is produced in a state-of-the-art laser-plasma accelerator (injector stage), (2) it is injected into an accelerating stage consisting of a centimeter length low density plasma interacting with a petawatt laser pulse. The parameters for the injector are taken from recent experimental results showing that high quality, ultra-short, and quasi-monoenergetic electron beams are now being produced in laser-plasma accelerators. Simulations performed with WAKE show that this method can lead to the production of high quality, monoenergetic, and sub-50 fs electron bunches at the GeV energy level.

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hal-00502725 , version 1 (15-07-2010)



Agustin Lifschitz, Jérôme Faure, Yannick Glinec, Victor Malka, Patrick Mora. Proposed scheme for compact GeV laser plasma accelerator. Laser and Particle Beams, 2006, 24 (2), pp.255-259. ⟨10.1017/S026303460606037X⟩. ⟨hal-00502725⟩
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