Content of research
Particle accelerators are widely used in various fields from basic science to industrial applications. We study accelerators from the point of view of producing a new kind of light or a new kind of beam known as a quantum beam. Although accelerators are artificial things, fundamental aspects of physics such as nonlinearity and the collective effect become apparent when extreme performance is pursued. Since new kinds of light and quantum beams extend the world we can see with, they can be used in various regions ranging from basic science to applications. In addition, the elementary process of light emission by relativistic electrons in itself is an interesting subject of study.
Current Research Programs
- 1. Study on electron linear accelerators for higher performance and stability.
- 2. Production of a high-brightness electron beam and the extremely short pulses with a linear accelerator.
- 3. Development of an infrared free electron laser and basic study for short-wavelength free electron lasers.
- 4. Study of light emission by relativistic electrons such as coherent radiation.
- 5. Development of synchrotron radiation sources.
- 6. Study of materials science by using intense THz radiation.
Figure / Graph
Schematic drawing of a free electron laser
Infrared free electron laser at the Research Laboratory for Quantum Beam Science