General Lab Information


Development of photoinjectors is a critical research area for modern accelerators. Photoinjectors produce the high brightness electron beams that have enabled the realization among others of Ultrafast Electron Diffraction and Microscopy setups, X-ray Free Electron Lasers, Energy Recovery Linacs, high average current sources for bunched electron beam cooling and spin polarized electron beams used in colliders. All these accelerator machines rely on photocathodes to produce electron beams with precisely controlled temporal and spatial shapes, often with stringent requirements on emittance, temporal response, and spin polarization. This 3-day workshop hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory (October 3–5, 2023) will explore the current state of the art in accelerator photocathodes, from operational, theoretical and a materials science perspective, aiming also at identifying directions for future research and new opportunities for collaboration.

Topics Include:

  • Current status of photocathodes for accelerator applications
  • Current fabrication methods
  • Applications of materials science to the growth and analysis of cathodes
  • Advanced diagnostics for photocathode performance
  • Photoemission theory
  • Novel ideas in cathode development

The organizers envision a workshop format that will allow plenty of time for discussion.

Local Chairs

Workshop Dinner

Registered participants are invited to attend the workshop dinner in the Wang Center Lobby on October 4, 2023, 6 p.m. Directions

BNL Facility Tour

Participants will tour the Photocathode laboratory at the Instrumentation Division (Bldg. 535) on Thursday, October 5, 2023, 2:00 p.m. More...

Important Dates

June 1, 2023 General registration opens
September 15, 2023 General registration closes
September 15, 2023 Additional non-U.S. citizens registration deadline for all participants who do not have an active appointment with Brookhaven Lab. You will be directed to the appropriate form once you have completed the event registration.

Workshop Information


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