Sep 15 – 21, 2019
Hotel Hermitage, La Biodola Bay, Isola d'Elba, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

High Charge Electron Beams Generated with a Hybrid Laser Plasma Accelerator Driven by Picosecond, Kilojoule class lasers

Sep 16, 2019, 7:00 PM
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poster WG1 - Electron beams from plasmas Cheese and Wine Poster Session 1


Paul King


A hybrid laser plasma accelerator (HLPA) has been developed to produce low divergence ($<$ 100 mrad), high charge ($>$ 60 nC) electron beams with energies greater than 150 MeV. The HLPA, driven by ps, kJ class lasers, uses an interplay between self-modulated laser wakefield acceleration and direct laser acceleration to trap and accelerate electrons through up to 10 mm of plasma. The resulting electron beams are used to generate x-rays capable of probing the dense, short lived materials common in high energy density and laboratory astrophysics experiments.

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Nuno Candeias Lemos (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Jessica Shaw (Laboratory for Laser Energetics) Dr Ken Marsh (University of California Los Angeles) Dr Art Pak (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Matthew Thibodeau (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Jesus Hinojosa (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Dr Alec Thomas (University of Michigan) Dr Bjorn Hegelich (University of Texas at Austin) Chandrashekar Joshi Felicie Albert (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

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