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Holographic Snapshots of Laser Wakefields

  • N. H. Matlis
  • S. Reed
  • S. S. Bulanov
  • V. Chvykov
  • G. Kalintchenko
  • T. Matsuoka
  • P. Rousseau
  • V. Yanovsky
  • A. Maksimchuk
  • S. Kalmykov
  • G. Shvets
  • M. C. Downer
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 88)

Abstract

We report the first single-shot measurements of transverse and longitudinal structure of laser-generated wakefields. Real-time, non-averaged measurements of resonant wakes reveal detailed temporal and spatial features that depend on pulse energy and electron density.

Keywords

Longitudinal Structure Wake Period Monoenergetic Beam Curve Wave Front Monoenergetic Electron Beam 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. H. Matlis
    • 1
  • S. Reed
    • 2
  • S. S. Bulanov
    • 2
  • V. Chvykov
    • 2
  • G. Kalintchenko
    • 2
  • T. Matsuoka
    • 2
  • P. Rousseau
    • 2
  • V. Yanovsky
    • 2
  • A. Maksimchuk
    • 2
  • S. Kalmykov
    • 1
  • G. Shvets
    • 1
  • M. C. Downer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.Center for Ultrafast Optical ScienceUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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