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Experimental optimization of the hundred-keV electron source from laser-driven wire target

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 March 2020

Yushan Zeng
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai201800, P. R. China Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing100049, P. R. China
Chuliang Zhou
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai201800, P. R. China Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing100049, P. R. China
Rong Qi
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai201800, P. R. China
Zhongpeng Li
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai201800, P. R. China Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing100049, P. R. China
Haiyi Sun
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai201800, P. R. China
Ye Tian*
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai201800, P. R. China Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing100049, P. R. China
Jiansheng Liu
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai201800, P. R. China Department of Physics, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai200234, P. R. China
Zhizhan Xu
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai201800, P. R. China Center of Materials Science and Optoelectronics Engineering, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing100049, P. R. China
*
Author for correspondence: Y. Tian, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China. E-mail: tianye@siom.ac.cn

Abstract

We present the experimental optimization of electrons in the several hundred keV energy range originated from laser-irradiated wire targets. Accelerated by a femtosecond laser pulse, an electron pulse emitted from the wire target was collimated immediately along the wire to a filter unit for the manipulation of energy and spatial distributions. It is shown in simulation that with a pair of magnets as the filter unit, the optimized electrons could serve as a compact and tunable electron source. The proposed system was demonstrated in a proof-of-principle experiment where we attained 1 fC bunch charge with transverse coherence length approaching 1 nm based on a 0.2 TW laser platform. This indicates the scheme as a promising candidate for single-shot electron diffraction.

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