Professor of Photon Science, of Particle Physics and Astrophysics and, by courtesy, of Applied Physics
Accelerator & Ultrafast Physics
Description of Interests
Lasers and Accelerators
My research interests include high-brightness electron and photon beams, x-ray free-electron lasers and applications, advanced acceleration and radiation generation concepts. The understanding and exploration of how relativisitcs particles radiate and interact with the radiation has led to the remarkable growth of accelerator-based x-ray light sources that yield atomic spatical resolution and femtosecond temporal resolution of matter. A primer example is the world's first hard x-ray free-electron laser, the linac coherent light source (LCLS) at SLAC. My work centers on the research and development of the LCLS, the LCLS-II and future light sources.