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Coupling of longitudinal and transverse motion of accelerated electrons in laser wakefield acceleration

Reitsma, A.J.W. and Jaroszynski, D.A. (2004) Coupling of longitudinal and transverse motion of accelerated electrons in laser wakefield acceleration. Laser and Particle Beams, 22 (4). pp. 407-413. ISSN 0263-0346

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Abstract

The acceleration dynamics of electrons in a laser wakefield accelerator is discussed, in particular the coupling of longitudinal and transverse motion. This coupling effect is important for electrons injected with a velocity below the laser pulse group velocity. It is found that the electron bunch is adiabatically focused during the acceleration and that a finite bunch width contributes to bunch lengthening and growth of energy spread. These results indicate the importance of a small emittance for the injected electron bunch.

Item type: Article
ID code: 17296
Keywords: beam quality, electron dynamics, plasma-based acceleration, Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics
Subjects: Science > Physics
Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2010 10:27
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 01:24
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/17296

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