Berkeley Lab

2022 Publications

Indicating the collaborative nature of our work, many of these papers have a corresponding author outside LBNL. These are indicated with italics.


Sahel Hakimi, Lieselotte Obst-Huebl, Axel Huebl, Kei Nakamura, Stepan S. Bulanov (LBNL); Sven Steinke (formerly LBNL, now Marvel Fusion GmbH); Wim P. Leemans (formerly LBNL, now DESY); Zachary Kober, Tobias M. Ostermayr, Thomas Schenkel, Anthony J. Gonsalves, Jean-Luc Vay, Jeroen van Tilborg, Csaba Toth, Carl B. Schroeder, Eric Esarey, and Cameron G. R. Geddes (LBNL), “Laser-solid interaction studies enabled by the new capabilities of the iP2 BELLA PW beamline”, Physics of Plasmas 29, 083102 (19 August 2022);

J. Qiang, “X-ray FEL linear accelerator design via start-to-end global optimization,” Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research A 1027, 166294 (11 March 2022, available online 17 January 2022),

X. Yang (BNL); G. Penn (LBNL); L.H. Yu, V. Smaluk and T. Shaftan (BNL), “Optimization of echo-enabled harmonic generation toward coherent EUV and soft X-ray free-electron laser at NSLS-II,” Nature Scientific Reports 12 (8 June 2022) 9437,

Invited talk without publication venue

Axel Huebl, “openPMD – Scientific, Community Meta-Data Standard,” LPA Online Workshop on Control Systems and Machine Learning, Working Group 5, “Big data storage, handling and access,” January 26, 2022, slides at

A. Huebl, “Next Generation Computational Tools For The Modeling And Design Of Particle Accelerators At Exascale”, invited talk, NAPAC22, August 7-12, 202, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

A. Huebl, “Modelling plasma accelerators with the Warp-X PIC code”, in MS “High Performance Computing in Kinetic Simulations of Plasmas. Part I – HPC Opportunities”, PASC22, Basel, Switzerland, June 27th, 2022.

A. Huebl, “Particle Accelerator Modeling at Exascale”, invited Institute Talk at CASUS, HZDR, Goerlitz, Germany, June 23rd, 2022.

A. Huebl, “Particle Accelerator Modeling at Exascale”, Institute Talk at CSI HPC Seminar Series, Computational Science Initiative Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA, June 2nd, 2022.

A. Huebl, Lightning Talk “Python & Cling”, in “Rapid prototyping for exascale: from idea to performance portable applications using Julia, Python, Numba, Chapel, Flang”, ECP BoF Days, invited BoF/panel, May 12th, 2022, virtual, USA.

F. Poeschel et al., incl. A. Huebl as last author, “openPMD – Open and F.A.I.R. I/O for Particle-Mesh Data at the Exascale’, SIAM-PP 22, virtual, USA.

A. Huebl et al., “WarpX – Preparing AMReX and Applications for Frontier and Aurora”, ECP Annual Meeting, invited BoF, May 2-6 2022, virtual, USA.

Conference Proceedings

A. Huebl, R. Lehe, C.E. Mitchell, J. Qiang, R.D. Ryne, R.T. Sandberg, J.-L. Vay, “Next Generation Computational Tools for the Modeling and Design of Particle Accelerators at Exascale,” invited talk and paper in unrefereed Proceedings of the North American Particle Accelerator Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 7-12 August 2022. (preprint of paper to appear in final form on JACoW) (slides)

A. Ferran Pousa et al., including A. Huebl. “Multitask optimization of laser-plasma accelerators using simulation codes with different fidelities,” submitted to IPAC22, 2022.

W. H. Tan et al., including A. Huebl, “Simulation studies of drive-beam instability in a dielectric wakefield accelerator,” IPAC22, 2022.

USPAS course

Remi Lehe, lead instructor, “Optimization and Machine Learning for Accelerators,” Online Winter 2022 Session, January 24-February 4, 2022.

Advanced Light Source Accelerator Physics

M. Ehrlichman, T. Hellert, S.C. Leemann, G. Penn, C. Steier, C. Sun, M. Venturini, D. Wang, “Three-dipole kicker injection scheme for the Advanced Light Source upgrade accumulator ring,” Physical Review Accelerators and Beams 24, 120702,

S.C. Leemann, “Machine Learning-Enhanced MOGA for Ultrahigh-Brightness Lattices”, invited talk at the 3rd Workshop on Low Emittance Lattice Design (LEL 2022), ALBA, Barcelona, Spain, June 26-29, 2022 (slides).

Invited talk without publication venue
S.C. Leemann, “Machine Learning-Based Beam Size Stabilization,” invited talk at the 14th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI 2021), DESY, March 30, 2022; slides available at or from LBNL at this address.

BELLA Center

Refereed literature

Jianhui Bin, Lieselotte Obst-Huebl, Jian-Hua Mao, Kei Nakamura (LBNL); Laura D. Geulig (now at LMU Munich); Hang Chang, Qing Ji, Li He (LBNL); Jared De Chant (now at Michigan State University); Zachary Kober, Anthony J. Gonsalves, Stepan Bulanov, Susan E. Celniker, Carl B. Schroeder, Cameron G.R. Geddes, Eric Esarey, Blake A. Simmons, Thomas Schenkel, Eleanor A. Blakely (LBNL); Sven Steinke (now at Marvel Gusion GmbH); Antoine M. Snijders (LBNL), “A new platform for ultra-high dose rate radiobiological research using the BELLA PW laser proton beamline,” Nature Scientific Reports 12, 1484 (27 January 2022),

C. Clarke (SLAC); E. Esarey, C. Geddes (LBNL); G. Hofstaetter (Cornell University); M.J. Hogan (SLAC); S. Nagaitsev (Fermilab and University of Chicago); M. Palmer (BNL); P. Piot (Northern Illinois University and ANL); J. Power (ANL); C. Schroeder (LBNL); D. Umstadter (University of Nebraska-Lincoln); N. Vafaei-Najafabadi (BNL and Stony Brook University); A. Valishev (Fermilab); L. Willingale (University of Michigan); V. Yakimenko (SLAC), “U.S. advanced and novel accelerator beam test facilities,” J. Instrum. 17, T05009 (6 May 2022),

S. Diederichs, C. Benedetti, E. Esarey, M. Thevenet, J. Osterhoff, C.B. Schroeder, “Stable electron beam propagation in a plasma column,” Physics of Plasmas 29, 043101 (4 April 2022),

A. Gonoskov, T. Blackburn, M. Marklund ((University of Gothenburg); S.S. Bulanov (LBNL), “Charged particle motion and radiation in strong electromagnetic fields”, Rev. Mod. Phys. (in press, 2022).

S. Diederichs; C. Benedetti, A. Huebl, R. Lehe, A. Myers, A.Sinn, J.-L.Vay, W. Zhang (LBNL); M. Thévenet (DESY), “HiPACE++: A portable, 3D quasi-static particle-in-cell code,” Computer Physics Communications 278, 108421 (September 2022),

S. Diederichs (LBNL, DESY, and University of Hamburg); C. Benedetti, M. Thevenet, E. Esarey, J. Osterhoff, C.B. Schroeder, “Self-stabilizing positron acceleration in a plasma column,” Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams (accepted, 2022).

Qiang Du, Dan Wang, Tong Zhou, Antonio Gilardi, Mariam Kiran, Bashir Mohammed, Derun Li, and Russell Wilcox, “Experimental beam combining stabilization using machine learning trained while phases drift,” Opt. Express 30, 8 12639-12653 (31 March 2022),

Laura D. Geulig (LMU Munich); Lieselotte Obst-Huebl, Kei Nakamura, Jianhui Bin, Qing Ji, Sven Steinke, Antoine Snijders, Jian-Hua Mao, Eleanor Blakely, Anthony J. Gonsalves, Stepan S. Bulanov, Jeroen van Tilborg, Carl B. Schroeder, Cameron G.R. Geddes, Eric Esarey (LBNL); Markus Roth (TU Darmstadt and Focused Energy, Inc.); Thomas Schenkel (LBNL), “Online Charge Measurement for Petawatt Laser-Driven Ion Acceleration,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. (accepted, 2022).

Sahel Hakimi, Lieselotte Obst-Huebl, Axel Huebl, Kei Nakamura, Stepan S. Bulanov, Sven Steinke, Wim Leemans, Zachary Kober, Tobias M. Ostermayr, Thomas Schenkel, Anthony J. Gonsalves, Jean-Luc Vay, Jeroen van Tilborg, Csaba Toth, Carl B. Schroeder, Eric Esarey, Cameron G.R. Geddes, “Laser-solid interaction studies enabled by the new capabilities of the iP2 BELLA PW beamline,” Phys. Plasmas 29, 8, 083102 (19 August 2022),

Antoine Jeandet (CEA Saclay and Amplitude Laser Group); Spencer W. Jolly, Antonin Borot (CEA Saclay); Benoît Bussière (Amplitude Laser Group); Paul Dumont (SourceLAB); Julien Gautier (Institut Polytechnique de Paris); Olivier Gobert (CEA Saclay); Jean-Philippe Goddet (Institut Polytechnique de Paris); Anthony Gonsalves (LBNL); Arie Irman (HZDR); Wim P. Leemans (LBNL; now DESY); Rodrigo Lopez-Martens (Institut Polytechnique de Paris); Gabriel Mennerat (CEA Saclay); Kei Nakamura (LBNL); Marie Ouillé (Institut Polytechnique de Paris); Gustave Pariente (CEA Saclay); Moana Pittman (Université Paris-Saclay); Thomas Püschel (HZDR); Fabrice Sanson (Amplitude Laser Group and CEA Saclay); François Sylla (SourceLAB); Cédric Thaury (Institut Polytechnique de Paris); Karl Zeil (HZDR); and Fabien Quéré (corresponding author, CEA Saclay), “Survey of spatio-temporal couplings throughout high-power ultrashort lasers,” Optics Express 30, 3 (18 January 2022),

C.B. Schroeder, C. Benedetti, S.S. Bulanov, D. Terzani, E. Esarey, C.G.R. Geddes, “Beam dynamics challenges in linear colliders based on laser accelerator,” Journal of Instrumentation 17, P05011 (6 May 2022),

G. White, S. Gessner (SLAC); E. Adli, G. J. Cao, K. Sjobak (University of Oslo); S. Barber, C. Schroeder, D. Terzani, J. van Tilborg, E. Esarey (LBNL); C. Doss, M. Litos (University of Colorado-Boulder); I. Lobach, J. Power (ANL); C A. Lindstrøm (DESY), “Beam delivery and final focus systems for multi-TeV advanced linear colliders,” J. Instrum. 17, P05042 (May 2022),

Invited talks without publication opportunity

S.S. Bulanov, “SF QED effects and plasma based collider for high energy physics studies”, QED Laser Plasmas International Workshop, 26-30 September 2022.

L. Obst-Huebl, J. H. Bin, J.-H. Mao, K. Nakamura, S. S. Bulanov, E. A. Blakely, H. Chang, J. De Chant, A. J. Gonsalves, S. Hakimi, L. He, A. Huebl, C. G. R. Geddes, L. Geulig, Q. Ji, Z. Kober,

T. Ostermayr, T. Schenkel, C. B. Schroeder, B. Simmons, S. Steinke, J. van Tilborg, A. M. Snijders, E. Esarey, “The BELLA PW laser proton beamline: a new platform for ultra-high dose rate radiobiological research,” IAEA 3rd Research Coordination Meeting Ion Beam Induced Spatio-Temporal Structural Evolution of Materials: Accelerators for a New Technology Era, CRP No: F11020, 25-29 April 2022.

C.B. Schroeder, Snowmass Electron Source Workshop (virtual, hosted by ANL), Feb 18, 2022, “Plasma photocathode Injectors”.

C.B. Schroeder, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) IAS Workshop on ‘Key beam physics and technologies issues for colliders’ (virtual participation), January 14, 2022, “Plasma colliders”.

M. Turner, “Snowmass Process,” EuroNNAc Special Topics Workshop (Elba, 2022), Title: Snowmass Process.

Tong Zhou et al., “Combining laser pulses in space, time, and spectrum”, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Seminar, March 2022.

Fusion Science & Ion Beam Technology

Caroline Egan, Ariel Amsellem, Daniel Klyde, Bernhard Ludewigt, Arun Persaud, “Center-of-Mass Corrections in Associated Particle Imaging,” submitted to a refereed journal,

Grant Giesbrecht, Ariel Amsellem (LBNL); Timo Bauer (LBNL and Technische Universität Darmstadt); Brian Mak, Brian Wynne, Zhihao Qin, Arun Persaud (LBNL); “Hardware-Control: Instrument control and automation package,” Journal of Open Source Software 7 (72), p. 2688 (20 April 2022),

Walid Redjem (UC-Berkeley) et al., incl. Ariel J. Amsellem, Frances I. Allen , Gabriele Benndorf, Jianhui Bin, Stepan Bulanov, Eric Esarey, Leonard C. Feldman, Javier Ferrer Fernandez, Javier Garcia Lopez, Laura Geulig, Cameron R. Geddes, Hussein Hijazi, Qing Ji, Vsevolod Ivanov, Boubacar Kante, Anthony Gonsalves, Jan Meijer, Kei Nakamura, Arun Persaud, Ian Pong, Lieselotte Obst-Huebl, Peter A. Seidl, Jacopo Simoni, Carl Schroeder, Sven Steinke, Liang Z. Tan, Ralf Wunderlich, Brian Wynne, and Thomas Schenkel, “Defect engineering of silicon with ion pulses from laser acceleration,” submitted to refereed journal, published 25 March 2022 on

Thomas Schenkel (LBNL); Walid Redjem (UC-Berkeley); Arun Persaud, Wei Liu, Peter Seidl, Ariel J. Amsellem (LBNL); Boubacar Kanté (UC Berkeley); Qing Ji (LBNL), “Exploration of Defect Dynamics and Color Center Qubit Synthesis with Pulsed Ion Beams,” Quantum Beam Science 6 (1), p. 13 (16 March 2022),

Talk without publication venue
T. Schenkel (speaker) and A. Persaud, “Carbon Tracking for Climate Resilience,” Conference on Innovations in Climate Resilience (Battelle, 29-30 March 2022). Talk without publication venue.

Bandstra, Mark; Persaud, Arun; Curtis, Joey; Chow, Chun Ho; Hellfeld, Daniel; Salathe, Marco; Vavrek, Jayson, DOE computer code “becquerel (bq) v0.4.0” (9/27/2021),,