Dielectric Laser Acceleration (DLA)
In the Dielectric Laser Acceleration (DLA) Group, operating under SLAC Project E-163, we investigate the physics of laser linear acceleration in dielectric media. We experimentally test electron bunching at optical wavelengths, a key step in developing particle sources for laser accelerators, and devise and test optical-scale structures suitable for staged laser acceleration. This experimental effort is part of the Accelerator on a Chip International Program (ACHIP), led by Stanford University and Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen.
Recent DLA Group News:
Audio Link: Let's Put a Particle Accelerator on a Chip
Towards a Fully Integrated Accelerator on a Chip (K. P. Wootton)
Optics Letters: Demonstration of 690 MV/m Gradient in DLA
IEEE JSTQE Front Cover
Talk: "Making Accelerators on Microchips"
Invited Article on "Dielectric Laser Accelerators"
PhD Dissertation Defense, Edgar Peralta (June 13, 2014 @ Stanford Allen 101X)
Accelerator on a Chip: Grating-based Dielectric Microstructures for Laser-Driven Acceleration of Electrons
Particle Accelerator on a Wafer: Demonstration of Electron Acceleration and Diagnostics with Microstructures
How to Shrink an Accelerator
Accelerator on a Chip [Download Slides]
Demonstration of Electron Acceleration in a Laser-Driven Dielectric Microstructure
Particle accelerators: Small Really Is Beautiful.
High-gradient demonstration of particle acceleration in a laser-driven dielectric microstructure.
Ken Soong awarded Siemann Graduate Fellowship in accelerator physics research.