Externally controlled injection of electrons by a laser pulse in a laser wakefield electron accelerator

Szu Yuan Chen, Chun Lin Louis Chang, Wei Ting Chen, Ting Yei Chien, Chau Hwang Lee, Jiunn Yuan Lin, Jyhpyng Wang

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Spatiotemporally localized injection of electrons is a key element for development of plasma-wave electron accelerator. Here we report the demonstration of two different schemes for electron injection in a self-modulated laser wakefield accelerator (SM-LWFA) by using a laser pulse. In the first scheme, by implementing a copropagating laser pulse with proper timing, we are able to control the growth of Raman forward scattering (RFS) and the prepulse also plays the role of injecting hot electrons into the fast plasma wave driven by the pump pulse. In the second scheme, by using a transient density ramp we achieve self-injection of electrons in a SM-LWFA with spatial localization. The transient density ramp is produced by a prepulse propagating transversely to drill a density depression channel via ionization and expansion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2005
EventParticle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: 16 May 200520 May 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference


ConferenceParticle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN


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