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Influence of a Magnetic Guide Field on Self-Injection in Wakefield Acceleration

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The influence of an external static field applied in the direction of propagation of a high intensity driving laser pulse on the electron trapping in laser wakefield acceleration is explored. It is shown that, in the case of self-injection, the electric charge accelerated can be enhanced in some physical situations.

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A. Bourdier, G. Girard, S. Rassou, X. Davoine and M. Drouin, "Influence of a Magnetic Guide Field on Self-Injection in Wakefield Acceleration," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 3 No. 12, 2012, pp. 1983-1990. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2012.312248.

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