Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Laser Driven Plasma Accelerators
Author(s): Francis F Chen
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Linear particle accelerators can be made 100-1000 times shorter than conventional ones if the electric field of an electron plasma wave is used instead of that of a microwave cavity. Intense plasma waves can be excited by particle beams or laser beams. The most advanced concept, the Beat-wave Accelerator, has been studied extensively in theory, simulation, and experiment. Small-scale experiments have already demonstrated fields of order 1GeV/m, the existence of accelerated electrons, the effects of com-peting processes, and the nature of wave saturation. A proof-of-principle experiment employing a subnanosecond CO2 laser is in progress.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0913, High Intensity Laser-Matter Interactions, (11 July 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.965123
Show Author Affiliations
Francis F Chen, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0913:
High Intensity Laser-Matter Interactions
Hector A. Baldis; E. Michael Campbell, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top