OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 12836–12844

Generation of quasi-monoenergetic electron beams with small normalized divergences angle from a 2 TW laser facility

D. Z. Li, W. C. Yan, L. M. Chen, K. Huang, Y. Ma, J. R. Zhao, L. Zhang, N. Hafz, W. M. Wang, J. L. Ma, Y. T. Li, Z. Y. Wei, J. Gao, Z. M. Sheng, and J. Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 12836-12844 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.012836


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1289 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report the generation of a 6 pC, 23 MeV electron bunch with the energy spread ± 3.5% by using 2 TW, 80 fs high contrast laser pulses interacting with helium gas targets. Within the optimized experimental condition, we obtained quasi-monoenergetic electron beam with an ultra-small normalized divergence angle of 92 mrad, which is at least 5 times smaller than the previous LPA-produced bunches. We suggest the significant decrease of the normalized divergence angles is due to smooth transfer from SM-LWFA to LWFA. Since the beam size in LPA is typically small, this observation may explore a simple way to generate ultralow normalized emittance electron bunches by using small-power but high-repetition-rate laser facilities.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: February 20, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2014
Published: May 20, 2014

Citation
D. Z. Li, W. C. Yan, L. M. Chen, K. Huang, Y. Ma, J. R. Zhao, L. Zhang, N. Hafz, W. M. Wang, J. L. Ma, Y. T. Li, Z. Y. Wei, J. Gao, Z. M. Sheng, and J. Zhang, "Generation of quasi-monoenergetic electron beams with small normalized divergences angle from a 2 TW laser facility," Opt. Express 22, 12836-12844 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-11-12836


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. T. Tajima, J. M. Dawson, “Laser electron acceleration,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 43(4), 267–270 (1979). [CrossRef]
  2. S. P. Mangles, C. D. Murphy, Z. Najmudin, A. G. R. Thomas, J. L. Collier, A. E. Dangor, E. J. Divall, P. S. Foster, J. G. Gallacher, C. J. Hooker, D. A. Jaroszynski, A. J. Langley, W. B. Mori, P. A. Norreys, F. S. Tsung, R. Viskup, B. R. Walton, K. Krushelnick, “Monoenergetic beams of relativistic electrons from intense laser-plasma interactions,” Nature 431(7008), 535–538 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. C. G. R. Geddes, C. S. Toth, J. Van Tilborg, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, D. Bruhwiler, C. Nieter, J. Cary, W. P. Leemans, “High-quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator using plasma-channel guiding,” Nature 431(7008), 538–541 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. J. Faure, Y. Glinec, A. Pukhov, S. Kiselev, S. Gordienko, E. Lefebvre, J. P. Rousseau, F. Burgy, V. Malka, “A laser-plasma accelerator producing monoenergetic electron beams,” Nature 431(7008), 541–544 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. W. P. Leemans, B. Nagler, A. J. Gonsalves, C. Tóth, K. Nakamura, C. G. R. Geddes, E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, S. M. Hooker, “GeV electron beams from a centimetre-scale accelerator,” Nat. Phys. 2(10), 696–699 (2006). [CrossRef]
  6. H. Y. Lu, M. Liu, W. Wang, C. Wang, J. Liu, A. Deng, J. Xu, C. Xia, W. Li, H. Zhang, X. Lu, C. Wang, J. Wang, X. Liang, Y. Leng, B. Shen, K. Nakajima, R. Li, Z. Xu, “Laser wakefield acceleration of electron beams beyond 1 GeV from an ablative capillary discharge waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 99(9), 091502 (2011). [CrossRef]
  7. S. Kneip, S. R. Nagel, S. F. Martins, S. P. D. Mangles, C. Bellei, O. Chekhlov, R. J. Clarke, N. Delerue, E. J. Divall, G. Doucas, K. Ertel, F. Fiuza, R. Fonseca, P. Foster, S. J. Hawkes, C. J. Hooker, K. Krushelnick, W. B. Mori, C. A. J. Palmer, K. T. Phuoc, P. P. Rajeev, J. Schreiber, M. J. V. Streeter, D. Urner, J. Vieira, L. O. Silva, Z. Najmudin, “Near-GeV acceleration of electrons by a nonlinear plasma wave driven by a self-guided laser pulse,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103(3), 035002 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. X. M. Wang, R. Zgadzaj, N. Fazel, Z. Y. Li, S. A. Yi, X. Zhang, W. Henderson, Y. Y. Chang, R. Korzekwa, H. E. Tsai, C. H. Pai, H. Quevedo, G. Dyer, E. Gaul, M. Martinez, A. C. Bernstein, T. Borger, M. Spinks, M. Donovan, V. Khudik, G. Shvets, T. Ditmire, M. C. Downer, “Quasi-monoenergetic laser-plasma acceleration of electrons to 2 GeV,” Nat Commun 4, 1988 (2013). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. H. T. Kim, K. H. Pae, H. J. Cha, I. J. Kim, T. J. Yu, J. H. Sung, S. K. Lee, T. M. Jeong, J. Lee, “Enhancement of electron energy to the multi-GeV regime by a dual-stage laser-wakefield accelerator pumped by petawatt laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 111(16), 165002 (2013). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. A. Pukhov, J. Meyer-ter Vehn, “Laser wake field acceleration: the highly non-linear broken-wave regime,” Appl. Phys. B 74(4-5), 355–361 (2002). [CrossRef]
  11. W. Lu, C. Huang, M. Zhou, W. B. Mori, T. Katsouleas, “Nonlinear theory for relativistic plasma wakefields in the blowout regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96(16), 165002 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. E. Esarey, C. B. Schroeder, W. P. Leemans, “Physics of laser-driven plasma-based electron accelerators,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 81(3), 1229–1285 (2009). [CrossRef]
  13. V. Malka, S. Fritzler, E. Lefebvre, M. M. Aleonard, F. Burgy, J. P. Chambaret, J. F. Chemin, K. Krushelnick, G. Malka, S. P. D. Mangles, Z. Najmudin, M. Pittman, J. P. Rousseau, J. N. Scheurer, B. Walton, A. E. Dangor, “Electron acceleration by a wake field forced by an intense ultrashort laser pulse,” Science 298(5598), 1596–1600 (2002). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. K. Nakajima, D. Fisher, T. Kawakubo, H. Nakanishi, A. Ogata, Y. Kato, Y. Kitagawa, R. Kodama, K. Mima, H. Shiraga, K. Suzuki, K. Yamakawa, T. Zhang, Y. Sakawa, T. Shoji, Y. Nishida, N. Yugami, M. Downer, T. Tajima, “Observation of ultrahigh gradient electron acceleration by a self-modulated intense short laser pulse,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74(22), 4428–4431 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. C. A. Coverdale, C. B. Darrow, C. D. Decker, W. B. Mori, K. C. Tzeng, K. A. Marsh, C. E. Clayton, C. Joshi, “Propagation of intense subpicosecond laser pulses through underdense plasmas,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 74(23), 4659–4662 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. A. Modena, Z. Najmudin, A. E. Dangor, C. E. Clayton, K. A. Marsh, C. Joshi, V. Malka, C. B. Darrow, C. Danson, D. Neely, F. N. Walsh, “Electron acceleration from the breaking of relativistic plasm waves,” Nature 377(6550), 606–608 (1995). [CrossRef]
  17. S. Masuda, E. Miura, K. Koyama, S. Kato, M. Adachi, T. Watanabe, K. Torii, M. Tanimoto, “Energy scaling of monoenergetic electron beams generated by the laser-driven plasma based accelerator,” Phys. Plasmas 14(2), 023103 (2007). [CrossRef]
  18. K. Koyama, M. Adachi, E. Miura, S. Kato, S. Masuda, T. Watanabe, A. Ogata, M. Tanimoto, “Monoenergetic electron beam generation from a laser-plasma accelerator,” Laser Part. Beams 24(01), 95–100 (2006). [CrossRef]
  19. Z. L. Chen, C. Unick, N. Vafaei-Najafabadi, Y. Y. Tsui, R. Fedosejevs, N. Naseri, P. E. Masson-Laborde, W. Rozmus, “Quasi-monoenergetic electron beams generated from 7 TW laser pulses in N2 and He gas targets,” Laser Part. Beams 26(02), 147–155 (2008). [CrossRef]
  20. B. Hidding, K. U. Amthor, B. Liesfeld, H. Schwoerer, S. Karsch, M. Geissler, L. Veisz, K. Schmid, J. G. Gallacher, S. P. Jamison, D. Jaroszynski, G. Pretzler, R. Sauerbrey, “Generation of quasimonoenergetic electron bunches with 80-fs laser pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96(10), 105004 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  21. B. Hidding, M. Geissler, G. Pretzler, K. U. Amthor, H. Schwoerer, S. Karsch, L. Veisz, K. Schmid, R. Sauerbrey, “Quasimonoenergetic electron acceleration in the self-modulated laser wakefield regime,” Phys. Plasmas 16(4), 043105 (2009). [CrossRef]
  22. E. Brunetti, R. P. Shanks, G. G. Manahan, M. R. Islam, B. Ersfeld, M. P. Anania, S. Cipiccia, R. C. Issac, G. Raj, G. Vieux, G. H. Welsh, S. M. Wiggins, D. A. Jaroszynski, “Low emittance, high brilliance relativistic electron beams from a laser-plasma accelerator,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(21), 215007 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  23. G. R. Plateau, C. G. R. Geddes, D. B. Thorn, M. Chen, C. Benedetti, E. Esarey, A. J. Gonsalves, N. H. Matlis, K. Nakamura, C. B. Schroeder, S. Shiraishi, T. Sokollik, J. van Tilborg, C. Toth, S. Trotsenko, T. S. Kim, M. Battaglia, T. Stöhlker, W. P. Leemans, “Low-emittance electron bunches from a laser-plasma accelerator measured using Single-Shot X-Ray spectroscopy,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(6), 064802 (2012). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  24. T. Hosokai, K. Kinoshita, T. Watanabe, K. Yoshii, T. Ueda, A. Zhidokov, M. Uesaka, K. Nakajima, M. Kando, and H. Kotaki, “Supersonic gas jet target for generation of relativistic electrons with 12 TW-50 fs laser pulse,” presented at the Proc. EPAC, Paris,France, 3–7 Jun. 2002.
  25. C. I. Moore, A. Ting, K. Krushelnick, E. Esarey, R. F. Hubbard, B. Hafizi, H. R. Burris, C. Manka, P. Sprangle, “Electron trapping in self-modulated laser wakefields by Raman backscatter,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79(20), 3909–3912 (1997). [CrossRef]
  26. Y. Ding, A. Brachmann, F. J. Decker, D. Dowell, P. Emma, J. Frisch, S. Gilevich, G. Hays, Ph. Hering, Z. Huang, R. Iverson, H. Loos, A. Miahnahri, H. D. Nuhn, D. Ratner, J. Turner, J. Welch, W. White, J. Wu, “Measurements and simulations of ultralow emittance and ultrashort electron beams in the linac coherent light source,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(25), 254801 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  27. J. P. Verboncoeur, A. B. Langdon, N. T. Gladd, “An object-oriented electromagnetic PIC code,” Comput. Phys. Commun. 87(1-2), 199–211 (1995). [CrossRef]
  28. J. Schreiber, C. Bellei, S. P. D. Mangles, C. Kamperidis, S. Kneip, S. R. Nagel, C. A. J. Palmer, P. P. Rajeev, M. J. V. Streeter, Z. Najmudin, “Complete temporal characterization of asymmetric pulse compression in a laser wakefield,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105(23), 235003 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4 Fig. 5
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited