By adjusting the focus geometry of a spatially structured laser pulse, single, double, and treble quasi-monoenergetic electron beams were generated, respectively, in laser-wakefield acceleration. Single electron beam was produced as focusing the laser pulse to a single spot. While focusing the laser pulse to two spots that are approximately equal in energy and size and intense enough to form their own filaments, two electron beams were produced. Moreover, with a proper distance between those two focal spots, three electron beams emerged with a certain probability owing to the superposition of the diffractions of those two spots. The energy spectra of the multiple electron beams are quasi-monoenergetic, which are different from that of the large energy spread beams produced due to the longitudinal multiple-injection in the single bubble.
Multiple quasi-monoenergetic electron beams from laser-wakefield acceleration with spatially structured laser pulse
Y. Ma, L. M. Chen, M. H. Li, Y. F. Li, J. G. Wang, M. Z. Tao, Y. J. Han, J. R. Zhao, K. Huang, W. C. Yan, D. Z. Li, Z. Y. Chen, J. L. Ma, Y. T. Li, Z. M. Sheng, J. Zhang; Multiple quasi-monoenergetic electron beams from laser-wakefield acceleration with spatially structured laser pulse. Phys. Plasmas 1 August 2015; 22 (8): 083102. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4927584
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