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Recent DLA Publications

R. J. England and L. Schachter, "Beam-beam interaction in a dielectric laser accelerator electron-positron collider," submitted to Phys. Rev. Accel Beams, (2021).

Y. Adiv, K. Wang, R. Dahan, P. Broaddus, Y. Miao, D. Black, K. Leedle, R. L. Byer, O. Solgaard, R. J. England, and I. Kaminer, “The quantum nature of dielectric laser accelerators,” accepted in PRX (2021).

R. J. England, P. Hommelhoff, and R. L. Byer, "Microchip Accelerators," Physics Today 74 (8), 42 (2021).

A. Szczepkowicz, R. J. England, and L. Schachter, "Frequency-domain calculation of Smith-Purcell radiation for metallic and dielectric gratings," Applied Optics 59(35), 11013 (2020).

Z. Zhao, D. S. Black, R. J. England, T. W. Hughes, Y. Miao, O. Solgaard, R. L. Byer, and S. Fan, "Design of a multi-channel photonic crystal dielectric laser accelerator," Photonics Research 8 (10), 1586 (2020).

T. Hirano, K. E. Urbanek, A. C. Ceballos, D. S. Black, Y. Miao, R. J. England, R. L. Byer, and K. J. Leedle, "A compact electron source for the dielectric laser accelerator," Applied Physics Letters 116, 161106 (2020).

N. Sapra, K. Y. Yang, D. Vercruysse, K. J. Leedle, D. S. Black, R. J. England, L. Su, R. Trivedi, Y. Miao, O. Solgaard, R. L. Byer, and J. Vuckovic, “On-chip integrated laser-driven particle accelerator,” Science 367 (6473), 79-83 (2020).​

U. Niedermayer, et al. "Challenges in simulating beam dynamics of dielectric laser acceleration," Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 34, 1942031 (2019).​

D. Bar-Lev, R. J. England, K. P. Wootton, W. Liu, A. Gover, R. L. Byer, K. J. Leedle, D. Black, and J. Scheuer, "Design of a plasmonic metasurface laser accelerator with tapered phase velocity for sub-relativistic particles," Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 22, 021303 (2019).

A. Ody, R. J. England, and Z. Huang, "Simulation of a Dielectric Deflecting Structure for Short-Wavelength Radiation," SLAC-PUB-17379 (2019).​​​

T. W. Hughes, R. J. England, and S. Fan, "Reconfigurable Photonic Circuit for Controlled Power Delivery to Laser-Driven Accelerators on a Chip," Phys. Rev. Applied 11, 064014 (2019).

D. Cesar, J. Maxson, P. Musumeci, X. Shen, R. J. England, and K. P. Wootton, "Optical design for increased interaction length in a high gradient dielectric laser accelerator," Nucl. Inst. Meth. Phys. Res. A 909, 252 (2018).

U. Niedermayer, et al., "Challenges in Simulating Beam Dynamics of Dielectric Laser Acceleration," in Proceedings of 13th International Compuational Accelerator Physics Conference (ICAP'18), Key West, FL (2018). [ACHIP-wide publication] - submitted to International Journal of Modern Physics.

D. Cesar, P. Musumeci, and R. J. England, "All optical control of beam dynamics in a DLA," in Proceedings of Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, Breckenridge, CO (2018).

R. J. England, A. Ody, and Z. Huang, "Transverse forces in planar symmetric dielectric laser-driven accelerators," in Proceedings of Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, Breckenridge, CO (2018).

Z. Zhao, T. W. Hughes, S. Tan, H. Deng, N. Sapra, R. J. England, J. Vuckovic, J. S. Harris, R. L. Byer, and S. Fan, “Design of a tapered slot waveguide dielectric laser accelerator for sub-relativistic electrons,” Optics Express 26 (18), 22801 (2018).​​

R. J. England and Z. Huang, "Dielectric and Other Non-Plasma Accelerator Based Compact Light Sources," Proceedings of Future Light Source Workshop (FLS), Shanghai, China (2018).

D. Cesar, S. Custodio, J. Maxson, P. Musumeci, X. Shen, E. Threlkeld, R. J. England, A. Hanuka, I.V. Makasyuk, E. Peralta, K.P. Wootton, and Z. Wu, "Nonlinear response in high field dielectric laser accelerators," Nature Communications Physics 1(4), 1-7 (2018).​​

D. Cesar, J. Maxon, P. Musumeci, X. Shen, R. J. England, K. P. Wootton, and S. Tan, "Enhanced energy gain in a dielectric laser accelerator using a tilted pulse front laser," Opt. Exp. 26 (22), 29216 (2018).

T. W. Hughes, S. Tan, Z. Zhao, N. V. Sapra, K. J. Leedle, H. Deng, Y. Miao, D. S. Black, O. Solgaard, J. S. Harris, J. Vuckovic, R. L. Byer, S. Fan, R. J. England, Y. J. Lee, and M. Qi, "On-Chip Laser-Power Delivery System for Dielectric Laser Accelerators," Phys. Rev. Applied 9, 054017 (2018).

E. I. Simakov, R. D. Gilbertson, M. J. Herman, G. Pilania, D. Y. Shchegolkov, E. M. Walker, E. Weis, R. J. England, and K. P. Wootton, "Possibilities for Fabricating Polymer Dielectric Laser Accelerator Structures with Additive Manufacturing," Proceedings of the International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2018), Vancouver Canada (2018). 

R. J. England and P. Hommelhoff, "Dielectric Laser Acceleration of Electrons," Applications of Laser Driven Particle Acceleration, Chapter 3, CRC Press - Taylor and Francis Group (2017).

K. Wootton, et al., "Towards a Fully Integrated Accelerator on a Chip: Dielectric Laser Acceleration (DLA) from the Source to Relativistic Electrons," Proc. of 2017 International Particle Accelerator Conference (invited),

A. Ody, P. Musumeci, J. Maxson, D. Cesar, R. J. England, and K. Wootton, "Flat electron beam sources for DLA accelerators," Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 865, 75-83 (2017).​

T. Hughes, G. Veronis, K. Wootton, R. J. England, S. Fan, "Method for Computationally Efficient Design of Dielectric Laser Accelerators," Optics Express 25 (13), 15402 (2017).

K. Wootton, J. McNeur, K. Leedle, "Dielectric Laser Accelerators:  Designs, Experiments, and Applications," in Reviews of Accelerator Science and Technology, vol. 9, p. 105 (2016).

A. Hanuka, K. P. Wootton, Z. Wu, I.V. Makasyuk, R. J. England, and L. Schachter, "Cumulative Damage of Ultrafast Laser Pulses," Proceedings of IPAC 2016, Busan, Korea (2016).

K. P. Wootton, et al., "Demonstration of acceleration of electrons at a dielectric microstructure using femtosecond laser pulses," Optics Letters 41 (12), 2672 (2016).

Z. Wu, C. Lee, K. P. Wootton, C-K. Ng, M. Qi, R. J. England, "A Traveling-Wave Forward Coupler Design for a New Accelerating Mode in a Silicon Woodpile Accelerator," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 22 (2), 4400909 (2016).​​

R. J. England, "Review of Laser-Driven Photonic Structure Based Particle Acceleration," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 22 (2), 4401007 (2016).

R. J. England, A. Kwiatkowski, C-K. Ng, Z. Wu, "Input Coupling for Photonic Bandgap Fiber Accelerators," IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 22 (2), 4401109 (2016).

R. J. England, R. J. Noble, eds., "Dielectric laser accelerators," Reviews of Modern Physics 86, 1337 (2014).

K. Soong, E. Peralta, et al., "Electron beam position monitor for a dielectric microaccelerator," Optics Letters 39 (16), 4747-4750 (2014).

R. J. England, "How to shrink an accelerator," Physics World:  Optics and Lasers, 28-29 (May, 2014).

Z. Wu, R. J. England, et al., "Coupling Power into Accelerating Mode of a 3-D Silicon Woodpile Photonic Band-gap Waveguide," Phys. Rev. ST-AB 17, 081301 (2014).

E. A. Peralta, K. Soong, et al., "Demonstration of Electron Acceleration in a Laser-Driven Micro-Structure," Nature 503, 91-94 (2013).

P. Bermel, et al, "Summary of the 2011 Dielectric Laser Accelerator Workshop," NIM-A 734, 51-59 (2014).

I. Staude, C. M. McGuinness, et al., "Waveguides in three-dimensional photonic bandgap materials for particle accelerator on a chip architecture, " Optics Express 20, 5607 (2012).

K. Soong, R. L. Byer, "Design of a subnanometer resolution beam position monitor for dielectric laser accelerators," Optics Letters, 37, 975 (2012).
R. J. England, et al., "Manufacture and Testing of Optical-scale Accelerator Structures from Silicon and Silica," proc. of 2012 International Particle Accelerator Conference, New Orleans, LA (2012).
E. A. Peralta, et al., "Design, fabrication, and testing of a fused-silica dual-layer grating structure for direct laser acceleration of electrons," AIP Conf. Proc. 1507, 169 (2012).
Montazeri, et al., "Beam dynamics and wakefield simulations of the double-grating structure for direct laser acceleration of electrons," AIP Conf. Proc. 1507, 476 (2012).
K. Soong, et al., "Grating-based deflecting, focusing, and diagnostic dielectric laser accelerator structures," AIP Conf. Proc. 1507, 516 (2012).

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