Since the launch of the LINAC Coherent Light Source (LCLS) in 2009, there have been over 1,000 publications enabling pioneering research across multiple fields. Advances include: harnessing the sun’s light, revealing life’s secrets and aiding drug development, developing future electronics, designing new materials and exploring fusion, customizing chemical reactions, and many more. These discoveries gathered worldwide attention, and now work has begun on a new revolutionary tool, LCLS-II. The LCLS-II will pulse at a million times a second, compared to the 120 pulses from the LCLS. Within the LCLS-II, there are two chicanes, serpentine curves. As the electron beam passes through each bend, radiation is fragmented off. After each chicane, the radiation is reflected up to a box where pyro-detectors are set up to receive diagnostic information to accurately maintain the electron beams.


Optics | Plasma and Beam Physics


Alan Fisher

Lab site

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)

Funding Acknowledgement

The 2019 STEM Teacher and Researcher Program and this project have been made possible through support from Chevron, the National Science Foundation award #1660724, the University of Oregon Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, the California State University Office of the Chancellor, and California Polytechnic State University. Also, a special thanks to my mentor, Alan Fisher.



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