Technical Conference:
13 – 18 May 2018
15 – 17 May 2018

Lasers in Accelerator Science and Technology

Unifying laser and accelerator physics is essential for the development of future accelerators, light sources, and other scientific instruments due to increasingly synergistic advances at the cross‑section between these two fields. Laser fields are ideal agents to tailor the 6-D phase-space distribution of charged particle beams because they can imprint correlations with extremely high spatio-temporal precision. In addition to long-standing uses in photo-injectors and compact acceleration, recent laser applications to free electron laser seeding, accelerators on a chip, hybrid x-ray light sources, and more have highlighted the need for further research into laser-particle interactions. The goal of this symposium is to fill this breach and to bring experts in various aspects of this interdisciplinary field to expose present and future opportunities in laser research and development to serve accelerator technology and applications, from instrumentation requirements to science cases.

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