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Chin. Phys. B, 2014, Vol. 23(12): 124209    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/23/12/124209

Radio-frequency compressed electron pulse-width characterization by cross-correlation between electron bunches and laser-induced plasma

Li Jing (李静), Pei Min-Jie (裴敏洁), Qi Da-Long (齐大龙), Qi Ying-Peng (齐迎朋), Yang Yan (杨岩), Sun Zhen-Rong (孙真荣)
State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy and Department of Physics, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
Abstract  A method is proposed to determine the temporal width of high-brightness radio-frequency compressed electron pulses based on cross-correlation technique involving electron bunches and laser-induced plasma. The temporal evolution of 2-dimensional transverse profile of ultrafast electron bunches repelled by the formed transient electric field of laser-induced plasma on a silver needle is investigated, and the pulse-width can be obtained by analyzing these time-dependent images. This approach can characterize radio-frequency compressed ultrafast electron bunches with picosecond or sub-picosecond timescale and up to 105 electron numbers.
Keywords:  radio-frequency compression      electron pulse-width      laser-induced plasma      ultrafast electron diffraction  
Received:  14 February 2014      Revised:  26 May 2014      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  42.65.Re (Ultrafast processes; optical pulse generation and pulse compression)  
  07.77.Ka (Charged-particle beam sources and detectors)  
  52.40.Mj (Particle beam interactions in plasmas)  
  61.05.J- (Electron diffraction and scattering)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11004060, 11027403, and 11304224) and the Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission, China (Grant Nos. 10XD1401800, 09142200501, 09ZR1409300, 09JC1404700, and 10JC1404500).
Corresponding Authors:  Sun Zhen-Rong     E-mail:

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Li Jing (李静), Pei Min-Jie (裴敏洁), Qi Da-Long (齐大龙), Qi Ying-Peng (齐迎朋), Yang Yan (杨岩), Sun Zhen-Rong (孙真荣) Radio-frequency compressed electron pulse-width characterization by cross-correlation between electron bunches and laser-induced plasma 2014 Chin. Phys. B 23 124209

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