Demonstration of electron acceleration in a laser-driven dielectric microstructure

  title={Demonstration of electron acceleration in a laser-driven dielectric microstructure},
  author={Edgar A Peralta and Ken Soong and R. Joel England and Eric Ralph Colby and Z. Wu and B. Montazeri and Christopher McGuinness and Joshua Mcneur and Kenneth J. Leedle and Dieter R. Walz and Esin Bengisu Sozer and Benjamin M. Cowan and Brian T. Schwartz and Gil Travish and Robert L. Byer},
The enormous size and cost of current state-of-the-art accelerators based on conventional radio-frequency technology has spawned great interest in the development of new acceleration concepts that are more compact and economical. Micro-fabricated dielectric laser accelerators (DLAs) are an attractive approach, because such dielectric microstructures can support accelerating fields one to two orders of magnitude higher than can radio-frequency cavity-based accelerators. DLAs use commercial… Expand
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