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Design of a compact GeV laser plasma accelerator

Abstract : Laser plasma accelerators are currently able to produce ultra-short, quasi-monoenergetic and collimated electron beam of major interest for the study of ultra-fast phenomena, material science and medicine. A laser based accelerator designed to produce GeV electrons with 2% bandwidth and low emittance (0.02 mm mrad) is presented. This compact approach (cm scale for the plasma) and tens of meters length for the whole facility should permit a miniaturization and cost reduction of future accelerators and associated X-Free Electrons Lasers.
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Victor Malka, Agustin Lifschitz, Jérôme Faure, Yannick Glinec. Design of a compact GeV laser plasma accelerator. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Elsevier, 2006, 561 (2), pp.310-313. ⟨10.1016/j.nima.2006.01.039⟩. ⟨hal-00502468⟩



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