Laser-driven plasma-based accelerators: Wakefield excitation, channel guiding, and laser triggered particle injection*

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Plasma-based accelerators are discussed in which high-power short pulse lasers are the power source, suitably tailored plasma structures provide guiding of the laser beam and support large accelerating gradients, and an optical scheme is used to produce time-synchronized ultrashort electron bunches. From scaling laws laser requirements are obtained for… (More)

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@inproceedings{Leemans1998LaserdrivenPA, title={Laser-driven plasma-based accelerators: Wakefield excitation, channel guiding, and laser triggered particle injection*}, author={W. P. Leemans and P. Volfbeyn and Kevin Z Guo and S. Chattopadhyay and Ernest Orlando Lawrence and Jonathan S. Wurtele}, year={1998} }