TITLE

Laser-controlled collective ion accelerator

AUTHOR(S)
O’Shea, P. G.; Destler, W. W.; Rodgers, J.; Segalov, Z.
PUB. DATE
December 1986
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;12/22/1986, Vol. 49 Issue 25, p1696
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report first results from a new collective accelerator experiment in which a laser-controlled channel of ionization is used to control the propagation of the potential well at the front of an intense relativistic electron beam injected at currents above the space-charge limit. The controlled acceleration of protons at the rate of 40 MeV/m over a distance of 45 cm is reported, in good agreement with experimental design values.
ACCESSION #
9821731

 

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