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Charged particle acceleration by an intense wake-field excited in plasmas by either laser pulse or relativistic electron bunch

  • V. A. BALAKIREV (a1), I. V. KARAS‘ (a1), V. I. KARAS‘ (a1), V. D. LEVCHENKO (a2) and M. BORNATICI (a3)...


The results from theoretical and experimental studies, as well as from 2.5-dimensional (2.5-D) numerical simulation of plasma wake field excitation, by either relativistic electron bunch, laser pulse, and the charged particle wake field acceleration are discussed. The results of these investigations make it possible to evaluate the potentialities of the wake field acceleration method and to analyze whether it can serve as a basis for creating a new generation of devices capable of charged particle accelerating at substantially higher (on the order of two to three magnitudes) rates in comparison with those achievable in classical linear high-frequency (resonant) accelerators.


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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Vyacheslav Ignat‘evich Karas‘, National Scientific Center, Kharkov Institute of Physics & Technology, 1 Akademicheskaya Street, Kharkov, 61108, Ukraine. E-mail:


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This paper was delivered at the International Workshop on Laser and Plasma Accelerators, held at Portovenere, Italy, September 29 to October 3, 2003.



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