Using transverse colliding-pulse injection to obtain electron beams with small emittance in a laser-plasma accelerator

M. Chen, C. G.R. Geddes, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, S. S. Bulanov, C. Benedetti, L. L. Yu, S. Rykovanov, W. P. Leemans, E. Cormier-Michel, David L. Bruhwiler

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Abstract

Electron injection in a laser plasma wakefield accelerator by transverse colliding pulses is studied using two dimensional Particle-in-Cell simulations. It is demonstrated that beams with extremely small transverse emittance can be obtained, injected by the transverse standing wave created by the colliding pulses. Ionization of neutral gas is used to increase the final injection charge but keep the emittance small.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Accelerator Concepts - 15th Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop
Pages262-266
Number of pages5
Volume1507
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event15th Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, AAC 2012 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 201215 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1507
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference15th Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, AAC 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period10/06/1215/06/12

Keywords

  • injection
  • ionization
  • laser wakefield
  • particle-in-cell simulation

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