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Attosecond slicing of an LWFA produced electron beam
Author(s): C. M. S. Sears; A. Buck; K. Schmid; L. Veisz; D. Herrmann; J. Mikhailova; R. Tautz; F. Krausz
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Paper Abstract

Recent years have seen rapid improvement in the quality of electron beams produced by wakefields in plasmas. The electron beams produced have inherently short durations and high peak current. To further shorten the pulse duration of these beams for future applications, an experiment is proposed to produce a single sub-femtosecond slice of electrons via an Inverse Free Electron Laser interaction (IFEL) with a few cycle laser pulse. The IFEL is followed by a combined function, permanent magnet quadrupole triplet chicane that both disperses the beam transversely while simultaneously focusing, allowing for efficient energy collimation to select the attosecond slice. Simulations are presented showing the expected electron slice characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7359, Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond, 735904 (7 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821324
Show Author Affiliations
C. M. S. Sears, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
A. Buck, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
K. Schmid, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
L. Veisz, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
D. Herrmann, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
J. Mikhailova, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
R. Tautz, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
F. Krausz, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7359:
Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond
Dino A. Jaroszynski; Antoine Rousse, Editor(s)

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