Author: Kong, Q.
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WEPPP008 Vacuum Laser Acceleration Experiment Perspective at Brookhaven National Lab-Accelerator Test Facility 2735
  • X.P. Ding, D.B. Cline, L.S. Shao
    UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • M.G. Fedurin, K. Kusche, I. Pogorelsky, V. Yakimenko
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  • Y.K. Ho, Q. Kong
    Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
  • J.J. Xu
    Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
  Funding: Supported by the DOE under award number DE-FG02-92ER40695 (UCLA)
This paper presents the pre-experiment plan and prediction of the first stage of Vacuum Laser Acceleration (VLA) collaborating by UCLA, Fudan University and ATF-BNL. This first stage experiment is a Proof-of-Principle to support our previously posted novel VLA theory. Simulations show that based on ATF’s current experimental conditions, the electron beam with initial energy of 15MeV can get net energy gain from intense CO2 laser beam. The difference of electron beam energy spread is observable by ATF beam line diagnostics system. Further this energy spread expansion effect increases along with the laser intensity increasing. The proposal has been approved by ATF committee and experiment will be the next project.