Electron Beam Production with an Ultra Short and Intense Laser Pulse: A New Tool for Scientists

Abstract : By focusing a 10 Hz, 30 TW, 30 fs laser beam onto a gas jet, it is now possible to produce an ultra short and high quality electron beam with a maximum energy of up to 200 MeV. The gas is instantaneously ionized by the laser electric field and transformed into plasma, in which accelerating electric fields of the order of 1 TV/m have been generated in the non-linear regime. Some applications of this attractive and compact electron source are presented.
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Victor Malka, Sven Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, K. Krushelnick, S.P.D Mangles, et al.. Electron Beam Production with an Ultra Short and Intense Laser Pulse: A New Tool for Scientists. Physica Scripta, IOP Publishing, 2004, 2004 (T107), pp.141. ⟨10.1238/Physica.Topical.107a00141⟩. ⟨hal-00570398⟩

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