Integrated Photonic Structures for Bunch Shaping in Structure Wakefield Accelerators

Project: Research project

Project Details


I am enthusiastic about your proposed method of designing these integrated photonic cathodes with high space charge beams. To my knowledge this sort of design has never been done, and would be a new method for designing specialized cathode systems.

To support your efforts during Phase I, I will work with your collaboration on the cathode physics that will arise in designing the structure, and provide recommendations for the design. This will include helping to make decisions on the cathode material that will be best suited for the resulting integrated photonic device and the available hardware at the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator. I will collaborate with the other subcontractors, Prof. Rehan Kapadia (USC) and Dr. John Power (ANL), to ensure that our cathode design will work with the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator RF gun vacuum conditions and lock-load system. In anticipation that this work will move into Phase II, I will work with Prof. Kapadia of the University of Southern California to prepare the cathode for delivery to Argonne for the proof-of-concept experiment.

In the event that this work leads to publishable results, I will collaborate in drafting the manuscript and support efforts in peer review.

At the conclusion of this subcontract, I will provide a recommendation for the materials and design of the cathode that will be suitable for the proof-of-concept experiment at the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator.
Effective start/end date6/28/216/27/22


  • DOE: Headquarters: $9,941.00


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