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Plasma Sciences (ICOPS) held with 2014 IEEE International Conference on High-Power Particle Beams (BEAMS), 2014 IEEE 41st International Conference on Year: 2014
It has been demonstrated that laser-wakefield acceleration (LWFA) can generate several electron beam parameters rivaling those generated by conventional RF-cavity accelerators. Tunable and monoenergetic electron beams have also been produced with LWFA. Currently, active research is being directed towards finding methods to generate e-beams that have independently controllable parameters, as is standard in the case of conventional accelerators. One promising approach is to separate and independently control the essential acceleration processes.