Attosecond slicing of an LWFA produced electron beam

C. M.S. Sears, A. Buck, K. Schmid, L. Veisz, D. Herrmann, J. Mikhailova, R. Tautz, F. Krausz

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHarnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 17 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventHarnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Apr 21 2009Apr 23 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7359
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherHarnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period4/21/094/23/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Electron slicing
  • Free electron laser
  • Laser wakefield acceleration

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    Sears, C. M. S., Buck, A., Schmid, K., Veisz, L., Herrmann, D., Mikhailova, J., Tautz, R., & Krausz, F. (2009). Attosecond slicing of an LWFA produced electron beam. In Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond [735904] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7359). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.821324