We report electron acceleration to 1.25 GeV by laser-driven wakefield acceleration at plasma density 5x1017 cm-3. Electron beams are dark-current-free, quasi-monoenergetic, highly collimated, contain tens of pC and have excellent pointing stability.
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X. Wang, R. Zgadzaj, W. Henderson, N. Fazel, Y. Chang, R. Korzekwa,, A. S. Yi, V. Khudik, H. Tsai, C. Pai, Z. Li, H. Quevedo, G. Dyer, E. Gaul, M. Martinez, A. Bernstein, T. Borger, M. Spinks, M. Donovan, G. Shvets, T. Ditmire, and M. C. Downer, "Generation of Dark-current-free Quasi-monoenergetic 1.25 GeV Electrons by Laser Wakefield Acceleration," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper QW3F.1.
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