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Title: Progress of Laser-Driven Plasma Accelerators

There is a great interest worldwide in plasma accelerators driven by ultra-intense lasers which make it possible to generate ultra-high gradient acceleration and high quality particle beams in a much more compact size compared with conventional accelerators. A frontier research on laser and plasma accelerators is focused on high energy electron acceleration and ultra-short X-ray and Tera Hertz radiations as their applications. These achievements will provide not only a wide range of sciences with benefits of a table-top accelerator but also a basic science with a tool of ultrahigh energy accelerators probing an unknown extremely microscopic world.Harnessing the recent advance of ultra-intense ultra-short pulse lasers, the worldwide research has made a tremendous breakthrough in demonstrating high-energy high-quality particle beams in a compact scale, so called ''dream beams on a table top'', which represents monoenergetic electron beams from laser wakefield accelerators and GeV acceleration by capillary plasma-channel laser wakefield accelerators. This lecture reviews recent progress of results on laser-driven plasma based accelerator experiments to quest for particle acceleration physics in intense laser-plasma interactions and to present new outlook for the GeV-range high-energy laser plasma accelerators.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. High Energy Accelerator Research Organization 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21064147
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 920; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Asian summer school on laser plasma acceleration and radiation, Beijing (China), 7-11 Aug 2006; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2756776; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATION; BEAM PRODUCTION; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTRONS; GEV RANGE; LASERS; PLASMA; PLASMA GUNS; PLASMA HEATING; PLASMA PRODUCTION; PULSES; REVIEWS; THZ RANGE; WAKEFIELD ACCELERATORS; X RADIATION