Petawatt-laser-driven plasma acceleration of electrons to > 2 GeV

R. Zgadzaj, X. Wang, N. Fazel, W. Henderson, Y. Y. Chang, R. Korzekwa, H. E. Tsai, C. H. Pai, Z. Li, A. S. Yi, V. Khudik, G. Shvets, E. Gaul, M. Martinez, H. Quevedo, T. Borger, M. Spinks, M. Donovan, A. Bertstein, G. DyerT. Ditmire, M. C. Downer

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We accelerate electrons beyond 2 GeV by driving plasma of density ~4×1017 cm-3 with 150 fs, 150 J pulses from the Texas Petawatt Laser. The best beams are dark-current-free with sub-milliradian divergence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2012
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529565
StatePublished - 2012
EventFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2012 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: 14 Oct 201218 Oct 2012

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NameFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2012


ConferenceFrontiers in Optics, FIO 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRochester, NY


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