Robert L. Byer - 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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