Emittance measurements of trapped electrons from a plasma wakefield accelerator

N. Kirby, M. Berry, I. Blumenfeld, F. J. Decker, M. J. Hogan, R. Ischebeck, R. Iverson, R. Siemann, D. Walz, C. E. Clayton, C. Huang, C. Joshi, W. Lu, K. A. Marsh, W. B. Mori, M. Zhou, T. C. Katsouleas, P. Muggli, E. Oz

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Recent electron beam driven plasma wakefield accelerator experiments carried out at SLAC showed trapping of plasma electrons. These trapped electrons appeared on an energy spectrometer with smaller transverse size than the beam driving the wake. A connection is made between transverse size and emittance; due to the spectrometer's resolution, this connection allows for placing an upper limit on the trapped electron emittance. The upper limit for the lowest normalized emittance measured in the experiment is 1 mm·mrad.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC07
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC07 - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2007Jun 29 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference


OtherIEEE Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC07
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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