Author: Schramm, U.
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Progress on High Peak Current Laser Wakefield Electron Acceleration  
  • U. Schramm
    HZDR, Dresden, Germany
  Not only beam quality of laser wakefield accelerated electron beams but parameter control has been improved in recent years by individual optimization of electron injection and acceleration. We here present novel results of a scheme called tailored self-truncated ionization injection that allows for independent tuning of the injected bunch charge and the acceleration conditions, and results in unprecedented charges of up to 0.5 nC or peak currents exceeding 10s of kA with typical quasi monoenergetic spectra. Beam loading is demonstrated to improve beam parameters if properly controlled. Such bunches are ideal drivers for various radiation sources and potentially for lab-scale beam driven plasma wakefield accelerators.
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