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Title: Hybrid Laser-Plasma Wakefield Acceleration

Abstract

The concept of driving a driver/witness-type plasma wakefield accelerator (PWFA) with quasimonoenergetic double electron bunches from a laser wakefield accelerator (LWFA) is studied. In the quasimonoenergetic LWFA/SMLWFA (self-modulated LWFA) regime, it is possible to generate multiple quasimonoenergetic electron bunches with durations of only a few fs and distances of only a few tens of fs with a comparably simple experimental setup. In a subsequent high-density plasma afterburner stage the witness bunch energy can be boosted in the plasma wakefield generated by the driver. Such a hybrid system can increase the maximum energy output of a laser wakefield accelerator and is well suited to study driver/witness plasma accelerator phenomena and can be used as a cost-effective test-bed for future high-energy plasma-based accelerators.

Authors:
 [1]; ; ;  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Institut fuer Laser- und Plasmaphysik, Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf, 40225 Duesseldorf (Germany)
  2. Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik, 85748 Garching (Germany)
  3. Particle Beam Physics Laboratory, Department for Physics and Astronomy, UCLA, CA 90095 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21428819
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: 10.1063/1.3520370; (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; ACCELERATION; AFTERBURNERS; BEAM BUNCHING; BEAM PRODUCTION; BEAM-PLASMA SYSTEMS; ELECTRONS; HYBRID SYSTEMS; LASERS; PLASMA; PLASMA DENSITY; PLASMA GUNS; PLASMA WAVES; WAKEFIELD ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; BEAM DYNAMICS; DYNAMICS; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; EQUIPMENT; FERMIONS; LEPTONS; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; MECHANICS; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT

Citation Formats

Hidding, B, Particle Beam Physics Laboratory, Department for Physics and Astronomy, UCLA, CA 90095, Koenigstein, T, Willi, O, Pretzler, G, Karsch, S, Fakultaet fuer Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Muenchen, and Rosenzweig, J B. Hybrid Laser-Plasma Wakefield Acceleration. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3520370.
Hidding, B, Particle Beam Physics Laboratory, Department for Physics and Astronomy, UCLA, CA 90095, Koenigstein, T, Willi, O, Pretzler, G, Karsch, S, Fakultaet fuer Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Muenchen, & Rosenzweig, J B. Hybrid Laser-Plasma Wakefield Acceleration. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3520370.
Hidding, B, Particle Beam Physics Laboratory, Department for Physics and Astronomy, UCLA, CA 90095, Koenigstein, T, Willi, O, Pretzler, G, Karsch, S, Fakultaet fuer Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Muenchen, and Rosenzweig, J B. Thu . "Hybrid Laser-Plasma Wakefield Acceleration". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3520370.
@article{osti_21428819,
title = {Hybrid Laser-Plasma Wakefield Acceleration},
author = {Hidding, B and Particle Beam Physics Laboratory, Department for Physics and Astronomy, UCLA, CA 90095 and Koenigstein, T and Willi, O and Pretzler, G and Karsch, S and Fakultaet fuer Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Muenchen and Rosenzweig, J B},
abstractNote = {The concept of driving a driver/witness-type plasma wakefield accelerator (PWFA) with quasimonoenergetic double electron bunches from a laser wakefield accelerator (LWFA) is studied. In the quasimonoenergetic LWFA/SMLWFA (self-modulated LWFA) regime, it is possible to generate multiple quasimonoenergetic electron bunches with durations of only a few fs and distances of only a few tens of fs with a comparably simple experimental setup. In a subsequent high-density plasma afterburner stage the witness bunch energy can be boosted in the plasma wakefield generated by the driver. Such a hybrid system can increase the maximum energy output of a laser wakefield accelerator and is well suited to study driver/witness plasma accelerator phenomena and can be used as a cost-effective test-bed for future high-energy plasma-based accelerators.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3520370},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1299,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {11}
}