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Staging of independent laser plasma accelerators

  • Author(s): Steinke, S
  • Van Tilborg, J
  • Benedetti, C
  • Geddes, CGR
  • Daniels, J
  • Swanson, KK
  • Gonsalves, AJ
  • Nakamura, K
  • Shaw, BH
  • Schroeder, CB
  • Esarey, E
  • Leemans, WP
  • et al.

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© 2017 Author(s). We present results of an experiment where two independent Laser-Plasma-Accelerator (LPA) stages are coupled at a short distance by a plasma mirror. Changing the arrival time of the electron beam with respect to the second-stage laser pulse allowed reconstruction of the temporal field structure and determination of the plasma density. Injection into the wakefield of the second stage was verified by a 100 MeV energy gain of the electron beam.

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