Tailored Density Rectangular Cluster Jets for Laser Plasma Accelerators

Period of Performance: 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013

$150K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Alameda Applied Sciences Corp.
3077 Teagarden Street Array
San Leandro, CA 94577
Principal Investigator, Firm POC

Abstract

Laser plasma accelerators have the potential to greatly reduce the cost and size of particle accelerators. A breakthrough in the gas profile used to accelerate the particles is required. Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation proposes to increase the repetition rate of our fast valve from 1 pulse/second today to 10 pulses/second in Ph-I and beyond 100 pulses/second in Ph-II, on the path to a 1000 pulse/second valve for commercial applications. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Linear plasma accelerators have the potential to substantially reduce the costs of a particle accelerator. By developing an enabling technology, AASC can secure flagpole IP and license it to future accelerators.