Fiber-Laser Driven Accelerators and the path to Attosecond X-ray Lasers
Prof Robert L. Byer, Applied Physics, Stanford University, USA
The generation and control of light is critical for meeting important laser accelerator challenges of the 21st century. I review progress toward a laser-driven accelerator on-a-chip fabricated using modern lithographic tools. The laser accelerator is ideal for driving a dielectric-undulator FEL for table top MHz repetition rate attosecond X-ray lasers. Recent progress and issues that remain to be resolved are identified.
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