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Contrast effect on the laser injected electron beam

Kotaki, Hideyuki; Kando, Masaki; Daito, Izuru; Homma, Takayuki; Kameshima, Takashi; Kawase, Keigo; Chen, L.-M.*; Fukuda, Yuji; Kiriyama, Hiromitsu; Kondo, Shuji; Kanazawa, Shuhei; Nakai, Yoshiki; Shimomura, Takuya; Tanoue, Manabu*; Akutsu, Atsushi; Okada, Hajime; Motomura, Tomohiro*; Daido, Hiroyuki; Bulanov, S. V.

Laser Wake Field Acceleration (LWFA) is regarded as a basis for the next-generation of charged particle accelerators. In experiments, it has been demonstrated that LWFA is capable of generating electron bunches with high quality: quasi-monoenergetic, low in emittance, and a very short duration of the order of ten femto-seconds. Such femtosecond bunches can be used to measure ultrafast phenomena. The laser contrast ratio is one of the important parameters for LWFA due to pre-plasma effects. For the high laser contrast ratio, a 140 MeV monoenergetic electron beam with a charge of 100 pC is obtained. For the low laser contrast ratio; a low quality electron beam or no electron beam are generated, because the pre-pulse blowout plasma electrons and put into disorder the plasma before the main pulse interacting the plasma. The laser contrast ratio should be high in order to generate a high quality electron beam with a high charge.



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