400MeV quasi-monoenergetic electron beams are produced from a wakefield driven by 70 TW, 30 fs laser pulses. To our knowledge, these beams have the highest brightness to date from any laser accelerator, and 1-2% stability.
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(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
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S. Banerjee, N. Powers, V. Ramanathan, N. C.-Smith, K. Zhao, B. Shadwick, and D. P. Umstadter, "High-Brightness, Stable Electron Beams from a Laser Wakefield Accelerator Operating in the Matched Regime," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JFB2.