Lasers for Accelerators (L4A) R&D

The L4A Team's Mission

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. The Lasers for Accelerators (L4A) Teams serves existing facilities and disciplines at SLAC by bringing together experts from various backgrounds in laser and accelerator physics to create scientific and technological advancements in ultrafast lasers, accelerators, and bright x-ray sources.