Imperial College London

Paper published on bright x-ray radiation from plasma bubbles


Variation of electron and x-ray beams as a function of electron density.

Ex-JAI student Michael Bloom has published his research on bright x-ray radiation from plasma bubbles in Physical Review of Particles and Beams.

The paper presents a model that considers the distance over which the laser self-focuses and compresses prior to self-injection is presented. The model predicted that the x-ray performance is optimized when the plasma length is matched to the laser depletion length.

See the paper here:

Bright x-ray radiation from plasma bubbles in an evolving laser wakefield accelerator

M. S. Bloom, M. J. V. Streeter, S. Kneip, R. A. Bendoyro, O. Cheklov, J. M. Cole, A. Döpp, C. J. Hooker, J. Holloway, J. Jiang, N. C. Lopes, H. Nakamura, P. A. Norreys, P. P. Rajeev, D. R. Symes, J. Schreiber, J. C. Wood, M. Wing, Z. Najmudin, and S. P. D. Mangles

Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 23, 061301 – Published 26 June 2020


George Hicks

George Hicks
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