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Title: Laser wakefield acceleration of electrons with ionization injection in a pure N{sup 5+} plasma waveguide

Ionization injection-assisted laser wakefield acceleration of electrons up to 120 MeV is demonstrated in a 1.5 mm 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 3D particle-in-cell simulations.
Authors:
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  1. Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22300123
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 21; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ACCELERATION; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTRONS; INJECTION; IONIZATION; LASER RADIATION; MEV RANGE 100-1000; NITROGEN IONS; SIMULATION