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Transport of ultra-short electron bunches in a free-electron laser driven by a laser-plasma wakefield accelerator

Anania, M. P. and Clark, D. and van der Geer, S. B. and de Loos, M. J. and Issac, Riju and Reitsma, A. J. W. and Welsh, G. H. and Wiggins, S. M. and Jaroszynski, D. A. (2009) Transport of ultra-short electron bunches in a free-electron laser driven by a laser-plasma wakefield accelerator. In: Conference on Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources From Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond, 2009-04-21 - 2009-04-23.

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Abstract

Focussing ultra-short electron bunches from a laser-plasma wakefield accelerator into an undulator requires particular attention to be paid to the emittance, electron bunch duration and energy spread. Here we present the design and implementation of a focussing system for the ALPHA-X beam transport line, which consists of a triplet of permanent magnet quadrupoles and a triplet of electromagnetic quadrupoles.