Attosecond Electron Beams from an Accelerator on a Chip

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:00pm

Speaker: Eric Colby

Program Description

In this talk, Eric Colby will describe a new accelerator technology being developed at SLAC that is intrinsically attosecond in character, and highlight potential photon science applications. Using inexpensive computer chip manufacturing techniques, Direct Laser Acceleration uses short laser pulses confined in micron-scale dielectric structures to produce large forces to optically bunch, accelerate, focus, and deflect electron beams on time and distance scales 10,000 times smaller than today’s microwave linacs. Beam properties from such accelerators will be markedly different from existing technologies, opening new experimental domains, and requiring new experimental techniques to use. Eric will outline the expected beam properties and invite discussion of potential applications.

Attosecond Electron Beams from an Accelerator on a Chip
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