Laser plasma acceleration of electrons: towards the production of monoenergetic beams

@article{Krushelnick2005LaserPA,
  title={Laser plasma acceleration of electrons: towards the production of monoenergetic beams},
  author={K Krushelnick and Z. Najmudin and Stuart P. D. Mangles and Alexander G. R. Thomas and Mingsheng Wei and B. Walton and Abhijit Gopal and Elizabeth Clark and A. E. Dangor and Sven Fritzler and C D Murphy and Peter A. Norreys and Warren B. Mori and J. G. Gallacher and Dino A Jaroszynski and Richard Viskup},
  journal={Physics of Plasmas},
  year={2005},
  volume={12},
  pages={056711}
}
The interaction of high intensity laser pulses with underdense plasma is investigated experimentally using a range of laser parameters and energetic electron production mechanisms are compared. It is clear that the physics of these interactions changes significantly depending not only on the interaction intensity but also on the laser pulse length. For high intensity laser interactions in the picosecond pulse duration regime the production of energetic electrons is highly correlated with the… Expand
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