Preliminary results of mono-energetic electron beams from a laser-plasma accelerator driven by 200 TW femto second pulses
Taki R., An WM., Gu YQ., Guo Y., Hong W., Hua JF., Huang WH., Jiao CY., Kameshima T., Kurokawa S., Lin YZ., Liu HJ., Nakajima K., Peng HS., Sun L., Tang CM., Tang CX., Wang XD., Wang XD., Wen TS., Wen XL., Wu YC., Zhang BH., Zhou KN., Zhu QH.
Relativistic mono-energetic electron beams have been demonstrated by worldwide laser-plasma accelerator experiments in the range of a few tens TW. Laser-plasma accelerator experiment has been carried out with 200TW, 30fs Ti:Sapphire laser pulses focused on helium gas-jets with F/8.7 optics. Intense mono-energetic electron beams have been produced in the energy range of 30 to 150 MeV by controlling plasma length and density precisely. Images of Thomson scattering and fluorescence side scattering from plasma indicate highly relativistic effects such as a long self-channeling and filamentation as well as energetic electron deflection and intense backward Raman scattering. Preliminary results of the first laser-plasma accelerator experiment in the range of 200TW femto second pulses are presented. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.