Garchinger Maier-Leibnitz-Kolloquium: Laser-Plasma Acceleration at DESY

by Dr Andreas R. Maier (DESY, Hamburg)

Lecture Hall, ground floor (west) (LMU building, Am Coulombwall 1, campus Garching)

Lecture Hall, ground floor (west)

LMU building, Am Coulombwall 1, campus Garching


Laser-plasma accelerators (LPA) will be at the core of next-generation accelerators and user facilities. Advancing LPA core technologies, including the development of high average power drive lasers, is an integral part of DESY's accelerator R&D. We will discuss our roadmap for drive laser and laser-plasma R&D and present recent developments and results, including the integration of our laser-plasma accelerator in an accelerator-grade controls system; the application of machine learning techniques to improve the electron beam quality; and give an update on the development of KALDERA, DESY's flagship LPA drive laser currently under development.

Organized by

Peter Thirolf (LMU) / Norbert Kaiser (TUM)