Electron beam properties in self-modulated laser wakefield acceleration using TW and sub-TW pulses

Edison Puig Maldonado, Ricardo Elgul Samad, Alexandre Bonatto, Roger Pizzato Nunes, Sudeep Banerjee, Nilson Dias Vieira

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Abstract

We review the fundamentals of electron beam generation in self-modulated laser wakefield acceleration (SM-LWFA) using laser pulses with peak powers on the TW and sub-TW scale. The results of several new particle-in-cell simulations for λ = 0.8 μm and a thin H2 gas target are shown. By scanning the peak gas density and peak power values of the incident laser, we discuss the resulting acceleration processes, as well as the characteristics of the electron beams generated for different conditions. Our approach provides a method to optimize these beams with lasers operating at kHz repetition rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 SBFoton International Optics and Photonics Conference
Subtitle of host publicationKeep on Shining, SBFoton IOPC 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665419482
DOIs
StatePublished - May 31 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 SBFoton International Optics and Photonics Conference, SBFoton IOPC 2021 - Virtual, Online, Brazil
Duration: May 31 2021Jun 2 2021

Publication series

Name2021 SBFoton International Optics and Photonics Conference: Keep on Shining, SBFoton IOPC 2021

Conference

Conference2021 SBFoton International Optics and Photonics Conference, SBFoton IOPC 2021
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CityVirtual, Online
Period5/31/216/2/21

Keywords

  • High-power lasers and high-field phenomena
  • laser wakefield acceleration
  • particle beam simulation
  • particle-in-cell
  • plasma simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation

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