We report the observation of monoenergetic electron beams (dE/E < 5%) produced by the interaction of a 12TW, 40fs laser pulse with underdense plasma, in contrast to all previous experiments, which produced energy spreads ~100%.
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(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas
S. Mangles, "Observation of Monoenergetic Relativistic Electron Beams from Intense Laser-Plasma Interactions," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JWD1.
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