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TY - UNPB AU - Hua, J.F. AU - Du, Y.C. AU - Fang, Y. AU - Liu, S. AU - Lu, W. AU - Pai, C.H. AU - Peng, B. AU - Wu, Y.P. AU - Zhang, J. AU - Zhou, Z. ED - Boland, Mark ED - Tanaka, Hitoshi ED - Button, David ED - Dowd, Rohan ED - Schaa, Volker RW ED - Tan, Eugene TI - Experimental Demonstration of External Injection From a Linac into a LWFA with ~100% Capture Efficiency J2 - Proc. of IPAC2019, Melbourne, Australia, 19-24 May 2019 CY - Melbourne, Australia T2 - International Particle Accelerator Conference T3 - 10 LA - english AB - Staging of conventional accelerators and advanced plasma-based accelerators can boost the beam energy while at the same time better control the beam quality, therefore it is essential for high-energy applications such as TeV-level colliders. Here we present the first successful demonstration of external injection from a linear accelerator (LINAC) into a laser wakefield accelerator (LWFA) and the subsequent acceleration with ~100% capture efficiency. Stable 31MeV, 20fC electron beams from the LINAC were velocity bunched to the length of ~15fs (r.m.s.) in the high-gradient photocathode RF gun and then external injected into the linear wakefield excited by the 10TW, 42fs laser. The experimental results show that nearly all the electrons can be mono-energetically accelerated and the maximum energy gain reaches 1.8MeV in a 6-mm long plasma, corresponding to an average gradient of about 300MV/m. High capture efficiency of external injection has also been systematically validated by 3D PIC simulations. This paves the way toward the development of high-energy particle accelerators for future colliders. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland ER -