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Title: Reconfigurable Photonic Circuit for Controlled Power Delivery to Laser-Driven Accelerators on a Chip

Abstract

Dielectric laser acceleration (DLA) represents a promising approach to building miniature particle accelerators on a chip. However, similar to conventional RF accelerators, an automatic and reconfigurable control mechanism is needed to scale DLA technology towards high energy gains and practical applications. We present a system providing control of the laser coupling to DLA using integrated optics and introduce a novel component for power distribution using a reconfigurable mesh of Mach-Zehnder interferometers. We show how such a mesh may be sequentially and effciently tuned to optimize power distribution in the circuit and find that this strategy has favorable scaling properties with respect to size of the mesh.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
  2. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1532378
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; GBMF4744
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Applied
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2331-7019
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Hughes, Tyler W., England, R. Joel, and Fan, Shanhui. Reconfigurable Photonic Circuit for Controlled Power Delivery to Laser-Driven Accelerators on a Chip. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevapplied.11.064014.
Hughes, Tyler W., England, R. Joel, & Fan, Shanhui. Reconfigurable Photonic Circuit for Controlled Power Delivery to Laser-Driven Accelerators on a Chip. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevapplied.11.064014.
Hughes, Tyler W., England, R. Joel, and Fan, Shanhui. Fri . "Reconfigurable Photonic Circuit for Controlled Power Delivery to Laser-Driven Accelerators on a Chip". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevapplied.11.064014. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1532378.
@article{osti_1532378,
title = {Reconfigurable Photonic Circuit for Controlled Power Delivery to Laser-Driven Accelerators on a Chip},
author = {Hughes, Tyler W. and England, R. Joel and Fan, Shanhui},
abstractNote = {Dielectric laser acceleration (DLA) represents a promising approach to building miniature particle accelerators on a chip. However, similar to conventional RF accelerators, an automatic and reconfigurable control mechanism is needed to scale DLA technology towards high energy gains and practical applications. We present a system providing control of the laser coupling to DLA using integrated optics and introduce a novel component for power distribution using a reconfigurable mesh of Mach-Zehnder interferometers. We show how such a mesh may be sequentially and effciently tuned to optimize power distribution in the circuit and find that this strategy has favorable scaling properties with respect to size of the mesh.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevapplied.11.064014},
journal = {Physical Review Applied},
number = 6,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}

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