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This thesis covers the few-cycle laser-driven acceleration of electrons in a laser-generated plasma. This process, known as laser wakefield acceleration (LWFA), relies on strongly driven plasma waves for the generation of accelerating gradients in the
This book features research that can revolutionize the design and applications of particle accelerators. The results of this work will be invaluable in future research on electron beam acceleration.
Table of Contents
Supersonic Micro-Jets.-Theory of Compressible Fluid Flow.- Numeric Flow Simulation.- Experimental Characterization of Gas Jets.- Few Cycle Laser-Driven Electron Acceleration.- Electron Acceleration by Few-Cycle Laser Pulses: Theory and Simulation.- Experimental Setup.- Experimental Results on Electron Acceleration.- Next Steps for Optimizing the Accelerator.- A. Numeric Setup of the Fluid Flow Simulations.- B. Nozzle Designs.