BeLLA (Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator)

EG/AFRD Collaboration

Proof of Concept Beam Testing in the Laser Lab

Proof of Concept Beam Testing in the Laser Lab

  • Create an experimental facility to advance the development of laser-driven plasma acceleration
  • Ability to use laser light to accelerate an electron beam to 10 GeV in a distance of  about 1 meter
  • Potential to dramatically reduce the size, cost energy usage and  environmental impact of future accelerators
  • Could change the way accelerators are built in the future

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