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High quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator

Wiggins, Mark and Shanks, Richard and Issac, Riju and Welsh, Gregor H. and Anania, Maria Pia and Brunetti, Enrico and Vieux, Gregory and Cipiccia, Silvia and Ersfeld, Bernhard and Islam, Mohammad and Burgess, Ronan Timothy Liam and Manahan, Grace and Aniculaesei, Constantin and Gillespie, W. A. and MacLeod, A. M. and Jaroszynski, Dino (2010) High quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator. In: 2010 Conference on lasers and electro-optics (CLEO)/quantum electronics and laser science. IEEE, New York. ISBN 9781557528902

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Abstract

Very stable, high quality electron beams (current similar to 10 kA, energy spread < 1%, emittance similar to 1 pi mm mrad) have been generated in a laser-plasma accelerator driven by 25 TW femtosecond laser pulses.