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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 24-28, 2010
Laser Based Particle Acceleration I (FWL)

Electron Injection into Plasma Waves at Sharp Density Transitions

Karl Schmid, Alexander Buck, Christian M. Sears, Julia Mikhailova, Raphael Tautz, Daniel Herrmann, Michael Geissler, Ferenc Krausz, and Laszlo Veisz


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We present a novel method of controlled electron injection from the background plasma into a laser driven plasma wave using a ?m-scale density transition. Substantial quality improvements on the monoenergetic electron beam are demonstrated.

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

K. Schmid, A. Buck, C. M. Sears, J. Mikhailova, R. Tautz, D. Herrmann, M. Geissler, F. Krausz, and L. Veisz, "Electron Injection into Plasma Waves at Sharp Density Transitions," in Frontiers in Optics 2010/Laser Science XXVI, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper FWL3.

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