Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) facility

Agency/Department

FLC Region

Security Lab

No

Address

1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

(P)

510-486-7788

Description

The Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (BELLA) facility (formerly LOASIS) develops advanced accelerators and radiation sources. High gradient (1-100 GV/m) laser-plasma accelerators produce femtosecond-length electron bunches at GeV energies in centimeters, in progress towards  10 GeV and staged systems. Long-term, work aims to extend the reach of future high-energy-physics colliders. Nearer term applications are anticipated such as nuclear security, FELs, and cancer-treatment. Experiments are driven by state-of-the-art short pulse Ti:sapphire laser at 1 PW (BELLA), 60 TW and 10 TW, each with shielded target areas and diagnostics. Access is via collaboration.
Technologies

No Technologies

Facilities

No Facilities

Equipment

No Equipment

Programs

No Programs

Funds

No Funds

Publications

No Publications

Awards

No Awards

News

No News

Successes

No Successes

Licenses

No Licenses