High quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator
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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.
Wiggins, S.M. et al. 2010. High quality electron beams from a laser wakefield accelerator. Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) and Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS), San Jose, California 16-21 May 2010. Washington: Optical Society of America. Paper JFB6. [Online]. Available from: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=QELS-2010-JFB6