Sep 15 – 21, 2019
Hotel Hermitage, La Biodola Bay, Isola d'Elba, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Towards MeV energy gains in dielectric laser accelerators

Sep 16, 2019, 4:00 PM
Sala Bonaparte 1 (SB1) (Hotel Hermitage)

Sala Bonaparte 1 (SB1)

Hotel Hermitage

talk WG3 - Electron beams from electromagnetic structures, including dielectric and laser-driven structures WG3 - Dielectric Acceleration


Pietro Musumeci (UCLA)


We report on the status of the next generation DLA experiments at the UCLA Pegasus laboratory. These experiments, carried out in the framework of the ACHIP collaboration will use a newly commissioned 40 mJ laser system and take full advantage of the capabilities to manipulate nearly arbitrarily the phase and amplitude of a laser wave with liquid crystal phase mask technology. We show how injecting a high brightness relativistic beam from the UCLA Pegasus laboratory into a cm-long dielectric double-grating dielectric structure, it could be possible to shape the drive laser to obtain stable focusing and acceleration of the electrons in the channel with a net energy gain exceeding 1 MeV.

Primary author


Joel England (SLAC) Mr Alexander Ody (Stanford University) S. Crisp

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