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Title Spectral and spatial characterisation of laser-driven positron beams
Abstract The generation of high-quality relativistic positron beams is a central area of research in experimental physics, due to their potential relevance in a wide range of scientific and engineering areas, ranging from fundamental science to practical applications. There is now growing interest in developing hybrid machines that will combine plasma-based acceleration techniques with more conventional radio-frequency accelerators, in order to minimise the size and cost of these machines. Here we report on recent experiments on laser-driven generation of high-quality positron beams using a relatively low energy and potentially table-top laser system. The results obtained indicate that current technology allows to create, in a compact setup, positron beams suitable for injection in radio-frequency accelerators.
Organisation CLF , CLF-HPL , CLF-ASTRA , CI , STFC
Keywords positron , plasma , laser
Funding Information EPSRC (EP/L013975); EPSRC (EP/N022696/1); EPSRC (EP/L013975); EPSRC (EP/N022696/1)
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Language English (EN)
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Journal Article Plasma Phys Contr F 59, no. 1 (2017): 014015. doi:10.1088/0741-3335/59/1/014015 2017