Optical Phase Locking of Modelocked Lasers for Particle Accelerators

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Particle accelerators require precise phase control of the electric field through the entire accelerator structure. Thus a future laser driven particle accelerator will require optical synchronism between the high-peak power laser sources that power the accelerator. The precise laser architecture for a laser driven particle accelerator is not determined yet, however it is clear that the ability to phase-lock independent modelocked oscillators will be of crucial importance. We report the present status on our work to demonstrate long term phaselocking between two modelocked lasers to within one degree of optical phase and describe the optical synchronization techniques that we employ.

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Plettner, T.; Sinha, S.; Wisdom, J.; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Colby, E.R. & /SLAC February 17, 2006.

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Particle accelerators require precise phase control of the electric field through the entire accelerator structure. Thus a future laser driven particle accelerator will require optical synchronism between the high-peak power laser sources that power the accelerator. The precise laser architecture for a laser driven particle accelerator is not determined yet, however it is clear that the ability to phase-lock independent modelocked oscillators will be of crucial importance. We report the present status on our work to demonstrate long term phaselocking between two modelocked lasers to within one degree of optical phase and describe the optical synchronization techniques that we employ.

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  • Prepared for Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC 05), Knoxville, Tennessee, 16-20 May 2005

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Plettner, T.; Sinha, S.; Wisdom, J.; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Colby, E.R. & /SLAC. Optical Phase Locking of Modelocked Lasers for Particle Accelerators, article, February 17, 2006; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc875932/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.