High quality electron beams with hundreds of picoCoulombs of charge in percent energy spread above 80 MeV were produced for the first time in high gradient laser wakefield accelerators by guiding the drive laser pulse.
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(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
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