Laser Wakefield Electron Acceleration : A Novel Approach Employing Supersonic Microjets and Few-Cycle Laser Pulses

This thesis covers the few-cycle laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a laser-generated plasma. This process, known as laser wakefield acceleration (LWFA), relies on strongly driven plasma waves for the generation of accelerating gradients in the vicinity of several 100 GV/m, a value four order...

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Main Author: Schmid, Karl
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011, 2011
Edition:1st ed. 2011
Series:Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Supersonic Micro-Jets.-Theory of Compressible Fluid Flow
  • Numeric Flow Simulation
  • Experimental Characterization of Gas Jets
  • Few Cycle Laser-Driven Electron Acceleration
  • Electron Acceleration by Few-Cycle Laser Pulses: Theory and Simulation
  • Experimental Setup
  • Experimental Results on Electron Acceleration
  • Next Steps for Optimizing the Accelerator
  • A. Numeric Setup of the Fluid Flow Simulations
  • B. Nozzle Designs