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  • High quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator 

    Wiggins, S. M.; Shanks, R. P.; Issac, R. C.; Welsh, G. H.; Anania, M. P.; Brunetti, E.; Vieux, G.; Cipiccia, C.; Ersfeld, B.; Islam, M. R.; Burgess, R. T. L.; Manahan, G.; Aniculaesei, C.; Gillespie, W. A.; MacLeod, Allan M.; Jaroszynski, D. A. (Optical Society of America, 2010-07-01)
    Very stable, high quality electron beams (current ~ 10 kA, energy spread < 1%, emittance ~ 1π mm mrad) have been generated in a laser-plasma accelerator driven by 25 TW femtosecond laser pulses.