High Power Guiding and Electron Acceleration in Pure N5+ Plasma Channels

Goers, A. J.; Yoon, S. J.; Elle, J. A.; Hine, G. A.; Milchberg, H. M.
October 2016
AIP Conference Proceedings;2016, Vol. 1777 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
Ionization injection-assisted laser wakefield acceleration of electrons up to 120 MeV is demonstrated in a 1.5mm long pure helium-like nitrogen plasma waveguide. The guiding structure stabilizes the high energy electron beam pointing and reduces the beam divergence. Our results are confirmed by 3-D particle-in-cell simulations.


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