Boulder, Colorado - July 14, 2017:
July 12, 2017
VSim particle-in-cell simulations were instrumental for investigating an efficient dielectric laser-driven accelerating structure, based on dual-gratings with a Bragg reflector. Acceleration of a beam of electrons in a dielectric laser-driven accelerator with gradients over 100MV/m opens the way to particle acceleration "on a chip" that is able to obtain similar levels of acceleration cheaper than RF based accelerators. The research is reported in Wei, Y., G. Xia, J. D. A. Smith, and C. P. Welsch. "Dual-gratings with a Bragg reflector for dielectric laser-driven accelerators." Physics of Plasmas 24, 073115 (2017); doi: 10.1063/1.4993206.