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Lasers

John Corlett

accelerator physicist

John Corlett, who is head of Accelerator Systems for Future Light Sources in Berkeley Lab’s Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division, is at the forefront of developing new concepts and new technologies for accelerators and light sources, including the coherent x-ray sources known as free electron lasers (FELs). 

Wim Leemans

laser plasma physicist

Wim Leemans is the leading pioneer of laser wakefield acceleration, with its promise of accelerating power up to 10,000 times greater than today's conventional particle accelerators. In recent years he and his colleagues have made a series of key advances demonstrating that laser plasma accelerator technology is not only theoretical but practical, opening the path to the economical, environmentally friendly "tabletop" accelerators of tomorrow.