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.
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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA
Operated by Stanford University for the U.S. Dept. of Energy