UV laser ionization and electron beam diagnostics for plasma lenses

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A comprehensive study of focusing of relativistic electron beams with overdense and underdense plasma lenses requires careful control of plasma density and scale lengths. Plasma lens experiments are planned at the Beam Test Facility of the LBL Center for Beam Physics, using the 50 MeV electron beam delivered by the linac injector from the Advanced Light Source. Here we present results from an interferometric study of plasmas produced in tri-propylamine vapor with a frequency quadrupled Nd:YAG laser at 266 nm. To study temporal dynamics of plasma lenses we have developed an electron beam diagnostic using optical transition radiation to time ... continued below

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Govil, R.; Volfbeyn, P. & Leemans, W. April 1, 1995.

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A comprehensive study of focusing of relativistic electron beams with overdense and underdense plasma lenses requires careful control of plasma density and scale lengths. Plasma lens experiments are planned at the Beam Test Facility of the LBL Center for Beam Physics, using the 50 MeV electron beam delivered by the linac injector from the Advanced Light Source. Here we present results from an interferometric study of plasmas produced in tri-propylamine vapor with a frequency quadrupled Nd:YAG laser at 266 nm. To study temporal dynamics of plasma lenses we have developed an electron beam diagnostic using optical transition radiation to time resolve beam size and divergence. Electron beam ionization of the plasma has also been investigated.

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  • 16. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) particle accelerator conference, Dallas, TX (United States), 1-5 May 1995

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  • Other: DE95016466
  • Report No.: LBL--36503
  • Report No.: CONF-950512--300
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 102443
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc618394

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Govil, R.; Volfbeyn, P. & Leemans, W. UV laser ionization and electron beam diagnostics for plasma lenses, article, April 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc618394/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.