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DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Laser Plasma Accelerator

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

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