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Title: Efficient Modeling of Laser-Plasma Accelerators with INF and RNO

Abstract

The numerical modeling code INF and RNO (INtegrated Fluid and paRticle simulatioN cOde, pronounced 'inferno') is presented. INF and RNO is an efficient 2D cylindrical code to model the interaction of a short laser pulse with an underdense plasma. The code is based on an envelope model for the laser while either a PIC or a fluid description can be used for the plasma. The effect of the laser pulse on the plasma is modeled with the time-averaged poderomotive force. These and other features allow for a speedup of 2-4 orders of magnitude compared to standard full PIC simulations while still retaining physical fidelity. The code has been benchmarked against analytical solutions and 3D PIC simulations and here a set of validation tests together with a discussion of the performances are presented.

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 94720 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21428780
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1299; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 14. advanced accelerator concepts workshop, Annapolis, MD (United States), 13-19 Jun 2010; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3520323; (c) 2010 American Institute of Physics; Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; ANALYTICAL SOLUTION; BEAM PRODUCTION; BEAM-PLASMA SYSTEMS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; I CODES; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; LASERS; PERFORMANCE; PLASMA DENSITY; PLASMA GUNS; PULSES; R CODES; COMPUTER CODES; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; PLASMA; SIMULATION

Citation Formats

Benedetti, C, Schroeder, C B, Esarey, E, Geddes, C G. R., and Leemans, W P. Efficient Modeling of Laser-Plasma Accelerators with INF and RNO. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3520323.
Benedetti, C, Schroeder, C B, Esarey, E, Geddes, C G. R., & Leemans, W P. Efficient Modeling of Laser-Plasma Accelerators with INF and RNO. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3520323
Benedetti, C, Schroeder, C B, Esarey, E, Geddes, C G. R., and Leemans, W P. 2010. "Efficient Modeling of Laser-Plasma Accelerators with INF and RNO". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3520323.
@article{osti_21428780,
title = {Efficient Modeling of Laser-Plasma Accelerators with INF and RNO},
author = {Benedetti, C and Schroeder, C B and Esarey, E and Geddes, C G. R. and Leemans, W P},
abstractNote = {The numerical modeling code INF and RNO (INtegrated Fluid and paRticle simulatioN cOde, pronounced 'inferno') is presented. INF and RNO is an efficient 2D cylindrical code to model the interaction of a short laser pulse with an underdense plasma. The code is based on an envelope model for the laser while either a PIC or a fluid description can be used for the plasma. The effect of the laser pulse on the plasma is modeled with the time-averaged poderomotive force. These and other features allow for a speedup of 2-4 orders of magnitude compared to standard full PIC simulations while still retaining physical fidelity. The code has been benchmarked against analytical solutions and 3D PIC simulations and here a set of validation tests together with a discussion of the performances are presented.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3520323},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/21428780}, journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1299,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {11}
}