May 5 – 10, 2019
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Laser wakefield acceleration research at Center for Relativistic Laser Science

May 6, 2019, 3:10 PM


Meštrovićevo šetalište 45 HR – 21000 Split Republic of Croatia


Dr Hyung Taek Kim (IBS & GIST)


Laser wakefield acceleration (LWFA) is a candidate to build next generation of electron accelerators due to its huge acceleration field in a plasma medium. Progresses of intense laser technologies contributed to developments of multi-GeV [1,2] and high repetition-rate electron beams [3] by LWFA. Recently, we accomplished upgrading one of our PW beamlines to 4 PW peak power [4] and started applying it to LWFA experiments. In addition to multi-PW lasers, we installed a 5-Hz 100-TW laser and a 1-kHz sub-TW laser to examine novel LWFA schemes and develop high-repetition-rate electron beams. In this presentation, we will briefly summarize the current status of LWFA research at Center for Relativistic Laser Science (CoReLS); LWFA with multi-PW laser pulse, nanoparticle-assisted LWFA, and control of LWFA by elliptically shaped laser focus.

[1] H. T. Kim et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 165002 (2013).
[2] A. J. Gonsalves et al., Phys. Rev. Lett., 122, 084801 (2019).
[3] D. Guénot et al., Nat. Photonics 11, 293 (2017).
[4] J. H. Sun et al., Opt. Lett. 42, 2058 (2017).

Working group Laser-driven electron acceleration

Primary authors

Dr Hyung Taek Kim (IBS & GIST) Dr J. H. Shin (IBS) Dr C. Aniculaesei (IBS) Dr B. S. Rao (IBS) Dr V. B. Pathak (IBS) Dr M. H. Cho (IBS) Mr C. Hojbota (IBS&GIST) Dr S. K. Lee (IBS&GIST) Dr J. H. Sung (IBS&GIST) Dr H. W. Lee (IBS) Dr J. W. Yoon (IBS&GIST) Prof. C. H. Nam (IBS & GIST)

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