Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
A HIGH REPETITION PLASMA MIRROR FOR STAGED ELECTRON ACCELERATION
- Author(s): Sokollik, Thomas
- et al.
In order to build a compact, staged laser plasma accelerator the in-coupling of the laser beam to the different stages represents one of the key issues. To limit the spatial foot print and thus to realize a high overall acceleration gradient, a concept has to be found which realizes this in-coupling within a few centimeters. We present experiments on a tape-drive based plasma mirror which could be used to reflect the focused laser beam into the acceleration stage.