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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
Laser Plasma Accelerators and Plasma in High Fields (QW3F)

Generation of Dark-current-free Quasi-monoenergetic 1.25 GeV Electrons by Laser Wakefield Acceleration

Xiaoming Wang, Rafal Zgadzaj, Watson Henderson, Neil Fazel, Yen-Yu Chang, Rick Korzekwa,, Austin S. Yi, Vladimir Khudik, Hai-En Tsai, Chih-Ho Pai, Zhengyan Li, Hernan Quevedo, Gilliss Dyer, Erhard Gaul, Mikael Martinez, Aaron Bernstein, Teddy Borger, Michael Spinks, Michael Donovan, Gennady Shvets, Todd Ditmire, and Michael C. Downer  »View Author Affiliations


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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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OCIS Codes
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas
(020.2649) Atomic and molecular physics : Strong field laser physics

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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