Author: Matthews, B.
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TUPEA079 Experimental Search For Acceleration in the Micro-accelerator Platform 1307
  • J.C. McNeur, K.S. Hazra, B. Matthews, E.B. Sozer, G. Travish
    UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
  • R.J. England, B. Montazeri, K. Soong, Z. Wu
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • E.A. Peralta
    Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
  • R.B. Yoder
    Goucher College, Baltimore, USA
  The results of recent experimental efforts to observe acceleration in the Micro-Accelerator Platform (MAP) are detailed. The MAP is a slab-symmetric dielectric laser accelerator that when side illuminated by an optical laser, accelerates electrons via a standing wave resonance. This structure has been placed in the beamline at the NLCTA experimental hall at SLAC. A 60 MeV electron beam traverses the MAP when it is illuminated by a laser and, using a camera placed around a spectrometer bend magnet, signs of acceleration in the energy spectrum of the beam are searched for. The details of this search, as well as simulations that motivate the search, are elaborated on below.