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GeV electron beams from a laser-plasma accelerator

  • Author(s): Schroeder, C.B.
  • Toth, Cs.
  • Nagler, B.
  • Gonsalves, A.J.
  • Nakamura, K.
  • Geddes, C.G.R.
  • Esarey, E.
  • Hooker, S.M.
  • Leemans, W.P.
  • et al.
Abstract

High-quality electron beams with up to 1 GeV energy have been generated by a laser-driven plasma-based accelerator by guiding a 40 TW peak power laser pulse in a 3.3 cm long gas-filled capillary discharge waveguide.

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