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Springer Theses

Laser Wakefield Electron Acceleration

A Novel Approach Employing Supersonic Microjets and Few-Cycle Laser Pulses

Authors: Schmid, Karl

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This thesis covers the few-cycle laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a laser-generated plasma. This process, known as laser wakefield acceleration (LWFA), relies on strongly driven plasma waves for the generation of accelerating gradients in the vicinity of several 100 GV/m, a value four orders of magnitude larger than that attainable by conventional accelerators. This thesis demonstrates that laser pulses with an ultrashort duration of 8 fs and a peak power of 6 TW allow the production of electron energies up to 50 MeV via LWFA. The special properties of laser accelerated electron pulses, namely the ultrashort pulse duration, the high brilliance, and the high charge density, open up new possibilities in many applications of these electron beams.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Laser Wakefield Electron Acceleration
Book Subtitle
A Novel Approach Employing Supersonic Microjets and Few-Cycle Laser Pulses
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19950-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-19950-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-19949-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26830-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 166
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