AAC 2012 Sponsors

US Department of Energy  


DOE has been the primary sponsor of the Advanced Accelerator Concepts workshop series since its inception in 1982. This year DOE funds of over $90,000 support the staging of the workshop, publications costs for the workshop proceedings, and some student participation.

Supplemental Government Sponsor  


U. S. National Science Foundation

NSF supports twenty NSF AAC scholarships of $500 each to graduate student attendees from U.S. institutions.


Industry Sponsors

We are pleased to acknowledge financial support for AAC 2012 from the following corporations.

AAC Platinum Sponsors


Bergoz Instrumentation
Espace Allondon Quest
156, rue du Mont Rond
Saint Genis Pouilly, France

Bergoz Instrumentation continues its generous support of the Advanced Accelerator Concepts Prize, which will be awarded for the third time at the 2012 AAC Workshop in Austin, TX, June 10-15, 2012. Bergoz Instrumentation manufactures electronic instruments to non-destructively measure fast pulses, DC and AC currents, and the properties of beams from high energy particle accelerators.

AAC Gold Sponsors


Coherent, Inc.
5100 Patrick Henry Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Telephone: (408) 764-4000 or 1-800-227-8840
Main Fax: (408) 764-4800


As one of the world's leading supplier of lasers and laser solutions, Coherent offers a diverse portfolio of laser sources, laser tools and laser accessories for a broad range of commercial and scientific applications. Coherent provides lasers and laser-based products across the entire spectrum of light.  Coherent designs and manufactures the most diversified selection of laser solutions, with a laser product portfolio that addresses an ever-broadening range of applications. Laser sources from Coherent include: CO2 lasers for marking, cutting and scribing. Diode-pumped, solid-state lasers for advanced materials processing and instrumentation. Diode lasers and components for optical pumping and materials processing applications. Excimer lasers for LASIK procedures and manufacturing/production processes and fiber-based lasers for micromachining. Optically pumped semiconductor lasers (OPSL) offer a wide range of output powers and wavelengths, allowing OPSLs to be tailored to the needs of specific applications. Ultrafast lasers for scientific research, materials testing and materials processing. Structured light lasers include laser line generators and other pattern generators. Laser cutting tools and laser systems include a range of process development tools for c-Si solar cell manufacturing, as well as industrial-grade laser machine tools for laser cutting, marking and engraving a wide range of materials from metal and wood to plastics and paper. In addition to laser sources and tools, Coherent also offers range of laser measurement and control products including laser power and energy meters, laser beam diagnostics, laser measurement tools, laser mode measuring and spectral analysis instruments. These laser technologies drive greater efficiency and productivity for customers today, as well as help develop insights that lead to technological breakthroughs in the future. Such advancements in lasers and laser technology led by Coherent have significant impact on commerce, industry and scientific research, and has been the hallmark of business for Coherent for over 40 years.
  GMW Associates
955 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA  94070, USA
Telephone: 650-802-8292
FAX: 650-802-8298
  Fluxgate, Hall, NMR and Flux Integrator magnetic field control and mapping instruments. DC and AC Analog signal Fiber Optic Links for high voltage, high noise, long cable length signal transmission. Beam Current, Charge, Position and Profile Diagnostic Instruments. Magnet Power Supplies and Beam Transfer components.
  RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC
1717 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA  90404, USA
Telephone: 310-822-5845 Ext. 152
FAX: 310-582-1212

RadiaBeam Technologies was formed in late 2003 by a group of scientists and engineers with a common background at the UCLA Particle Beam Physics Lab. Our first research project was the development of an inexpensive accelerator for industrial use, the Radiatron, of which we are currently building a prototype. In 2004 we offered our first product, the BLIS terahertz interferometer. Today, RadiaBeam has diversified to produce a range of instruments and equipment for physical science laboratories, including terahertz optics, sensors, and particle accelerator components, diagnostics and turnkey accelerator systems. RadiaBeam is actively developing new technologies to complement our existing product line, as well as performing R&D into accelerator systems for commercial applications.

Our mission is to develop industry-changing devices from innovative technologies and ideas. We commercialize intellectual property developed in-house and acquired from research institutions. In the pursuit of truly outstanding devices, we will leverage our expertise in the areas of radiation production and measurement, as well as the expertise of new team members.

Our success in these missions is guaranteed by creative, productive employees who are empowered to lead product development and research efforts and encouraged to think vigorously about science, business, and the universe in general.

AAC Silver Sponsors

  Amplitude Technologies
2-4 rue du Bois Chaland
CE 2926 Lisses, 91029 Evry France
Téléphone: +33 1 69 11 27 90
Fax: +33 1 64 97 58 17
Amplitude Technologies is the leading Company in the field if Ultra Intense femotosecond lasers with over a decade’s experience in the science, design, and development and support . The systems are engineered to be extremely robust and reliable offering unparalleled performances no matter what the application. In addition to systems used for fundamental physics research, the company is a leading authority in the medical research field including radiography and cancer treatment projects. From the first steps of the design concept, through laboratory installation, training, and ongoing after-sales requirements, the Amplitude team is on-hand to provide the support the application demands.

3150 Central Expressway
Santa Clara, CA 95051 USA
Phone: 408-727-3240, 888-532-1064 (Toll Free)
Fax: 408-727-3550

  Continuum is the global leader in high energy YAG lasers, Optical Parametric Oscillators (OPOs), dye and custom lasers for scientific, OEM and industrial applications.
  CVI Melles Griot
200 Dorado Place SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123 USA
Telephone: 505-296-9541
Fax: 505-298-9908
Since 1959, CVI Melles Griot has been a global leader in the design and manufacture of products that enable the practical application of light. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, CVI Melles Griot boasts sales representatives and distributors located worldwide to service the semiconductor, biotech, industrial, commercial, aerospace and research industries, and is a leading global supplier of photonics products including optical components and systems, lasers, motion-control systems, laser measurement instrumentation and opto-mechanical hardware. CVI Melles Griot is dedicated to innovation and customer service by offering a full spectrum of design and manufacturing expertise, and maintaining an industry unique build your own catalog that allows customers the flexibility to customize parts to their specific application.

Muons, Inc.
552 N. Batavia Avenue, Batavia, IL 60510
(757) 870-6943

Particle beam and accelerator research, development, design, and realization using advanced technologies:
1) Sources and Beams: p, μ, e, γ , Η−, polarized ions
2) RF: NC fast-tunable, dielectric-loaded, and SRF cavities, magnetrons, couplers, HOM dampers
3) Magnets: HTS High-Field, Helical Beam Cooling
4) Simulations: G4beamline, ACE3P, many codes
5) Detectors: profile monitors, fast TOF
6) Applications: Colliders, Factories, ADS Reactors, SNM detection, SMES, monoenergetic photons, rare decay experiments, 6d muon beam cooling, and anything needing creative solutions.

Seeking partnerships for commercial ventures

  National Energetics
General questions: info@nationalenergetics.com
  National Energetics, based in Austin Texas, is devoted to the design, construction and commercialization of high energy laser systems with peak power from 1 TW up to greater than 1 PW. Using Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA) technology perfected in lasers at the University of Texas, our systems offer the best in performance, pulse energy and pulse contrast for ease of use in real experiments. We offer our lasers in partnership with Continuum. By using Continuum pump lasers as the heart of our CPA systems, we combine the proven technology of one of the foremost high energy laser manufacturers in the world with our novel system architectures, creating an unmatched combination of performance, reliability and value for our customers.
  Thales Laser
Thales Optronique SA
2 Avenue Gay Lussac
78995 Elancourt , France
  THALES is world-recognized for the design, development and manufacturing of solid-state nanosecond and femtosecond lasers by providing standard, turn-key, easy to use and reliable systems. THALES specializes in the manufacturing of Nd:YAG, Nd:YLF, Phosphate Glass and Ti:Sapphire solid state lasers. THALES is the world leader in high peak power Ti:Sa ultrafast systems with the ALPHA 10 series offering peak powers at Terawatt and PetaWatt levels. THALES is also a key player in the high average power femtosecond lasers with the ALPHA kHz series offering up to 50W with carrier envelop phase stabilization.
  Tech-X Corporation
5621 Arapahoe Ave., Suite A
Boulder, CO 80303
Telephone: 303-444-2416
Fax: 303-448-7756
Tech-X Corporation is committed to technical excellence and innovation. Our technical staff addresses specific research questions and delivers quantifiable results, culminating in specialized skills, advanced technologies, and commercial products that enable large-scale computing solutions and offer a greater understanding of physical processes. Among our core competencies is the simulation of processes, devices, and physical systems related to plasma physics, fusion, and accelerator technologies, performed on computer systems ranging from desktops to Leadership Computing Facilities. By creating software for simulations and the infrastructure to support our research development, we are able to increase our understanding of complex physical phenomena.
  Technical Manufacturing Corporation
15 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA 01960
Telephone: (860) 349-1735 or (888) TECH MFG
Fax: 860-349-8862

Technical Manufacturing Corporation is a contract electronics manufacturer/electronics manufacturing service provider that has been supplying surface mount technology & plated through hole printed circuit board population, interconnecting wire and cable harness assemblies since 1985 for original equipment manufacturers in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical and telecommunications industries.

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