Laser Plasma Accelerator (image) DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Share Print E-Mail Caption LOASIS has produced well-formed electron beams with energies up to a billion electron volts in laser plasma accelerators just 3.3 centimeters long. A typical laser set-up is shown above, with the billion-electron-volt accelerating module in the inset. Below, a laser wakefield accelerates a pulse of electrons (bright yellow and green) in this computer simulation. Credit Photos Roy Kaltschmidt, simulation Cameron Geddes, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Usage Restrictions Credit required Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.