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Title: Beyond injection: Trojan horse underdense photocathode plasma wakefield acceleration

Abstract

An overview on the underlying principles of the hybrid plasma wakefield acceleration scheme dubbed 'Trojan Horse' acceleration is given. The concept is based on laser-controlled release of electrons directly into a particle-beam-driven plasma blowout, paving the way for controlled, shapeable electron bunches with ultralow emittance and ultrahigh brightness. Combining the virtues of a low-ionization-threshold underdense photocathode with the GV/m-scale electric fields of a practically dephasing-free beam-driven plasma blowout, this constitutes a 4th generation electron acceleration scheme. It is applicable as a beam brightness transformer for electron bunches from LWFA and PWFA systems alike. At FACET, the proof-of-concept experiment 'E-210: Trojan Horse Plasma Wakefield Acceleration' has recently been approved and is in preparation. At the same time, various LWFA facilities are currently considered to host experiments aiming at stabilizing and boosting the electron bunch output quality via a trojan horse afterburner stage. Since normalized emittance and brightness can be improved by many orders of magnitude, the scheme is an ideal candidate for light sources such as free-electron-lasers and those based on Thomson scattering and betatron radiation alike.

Authors:
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  1. Institut fuer Laser- und Plasmaphysik, Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf 40225 Duesseldorf (Germany) and Particle Beam Physics Laboratory, Department for Physics and Astronomy, UCLA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22075889
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1507; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 15. advanced accelerator concepts workshop, Austin, TX (United States), 10-15 Jun 2012; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATION; BEAM BUNCHING; BEAM PRODUCTION; BETATRONS; BRIGHTNESS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRON BEAMS; FREE ELECTRON LASERS; IONIZATION; LIGHT SOURCES; PHOTOCATHODES; PLASMA; THOMSON SCATTERING; TRANSFORMERS

Citation Formats

Hidding, B, Rosenzweig, J B, Xi, Y, O'Shea, B, Andonian, G, Schiller, D, Barber, S, Williams, O, Pretzler, G, Koenigstein, T, Kleeschulte, F, Hogan, M J, Litos, M, Corde, S, White, W W, Muggli, P, Bruhwiler, D L, Lotov, K, Particle Beam Physics Laboratory, Department for Physics and Astronomy, UCLA, Institut fuer Laser- und Plasmaphysik, Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf 40225 Duesseldorf, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Muenchen, Tech-X Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, and Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics SB RAS, 630090, Novosibirsk. Beyond injection: Trojan horse underdense photocathode plasma wakefield acceleration. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4773760.
Hidding, B, Rosenzweig, J B, Xi, Y, O'Shea, B, Andonian, G, Schiller, D, Barber, S, Williams, O, Pretzler, G, Koenigstein, T, Kleeschulte, F, Hogan, M J, Litos, M, Corde, S, White, W W, Muggli, P, Bruhwiler, D L, Lotov, K, Particle Beam Physics Laboratory, Department for Physics and Astronomy, UCLA, Institut fuer Laser- und Plasmaphysik, Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf 40225 Duesseldorf, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Muenchen, Tech-X Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, & Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics SB RAS, 630090, Novosibirsk. Beyond injection: Trojan horse underdense photocathode plasma wakefield acceleration. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4773760.
Hidding, B, Rosenzweig, J B, Xi, Y, O'Shea, B, Andonian, G, Schiller, D, Barber, S, Williams, O, Pretzler, G, Koenigstein, T, Kleeschulte, F, Hogan, M J, Litos, M, Corde, S, White, W W, Muggli, P, Bruhwiler, D L, Lotov, K, Particle Beam Physics Laboratory, Department for Physics and Astronomy, UCLA, Institut fuer Laser- und Plasmaphysik, Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf 40225 Duesseldorf, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Muenchen, Tech-X Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, and Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics SB RAS, 630090, Novosibirsk. Fri . "Beyond injection: Trojan horse underdense photocathode plasma wakefield acceleration". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4773760.
@article{osti_22075889,
title = {Beyond injection: Trojan horse underdense photocathode plasma wakefield acceleration},
author = {Hidding, B and Rosenzweig, J B and Xi, Y and O'Shea, B and Andonian, G and Schiller, D and Barber, S and Williams, O and Pretzler, G and Koenigstein, T and Kleeschulte, F and Hogan, M J and Litos, M and Corde, S and White, W W and Muggli, P and Bruhwiler, D L and Lotov, K and Particle Beam Physics Laboratory, Department for Physics and Astronomy, UCLA and Institut fuer Laser- und Plasmaphysik, Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf 40225 Duesseldorf and Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Muenchen and Tech-X Corporation, Boulder, Colorado and Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics SB RAS, 630090, Novosibirsk},
abstractNote = {An overview on the underlying principles of the hybrid plasma wakefield acceleration scheme dubbed 'Trojan Horse' acceleration is given. The concept is based on laser-controlled release of electrons directly into a particle-beam-driven plasma blowout, paving the way for controlled, shapeable electron bunches with ultralow emittance and ultrahigh brightness. Combining the virtues of a low-ionization-threshold underdense photocathode with the GV/m-scale electric fields of a practically dephasing-free beam-driven plasma blowout, this constitutes a 4th generation electron acceleration scheme. It is applicable as a beam brightness transformer for electron bunches from LWFA and PWFA systems alike. At FACET, the proof-of-concept experiment 'E-210: Trojan Horse Plasma Wakefield Acceleration' has recently been approved and is in preparation. At the same time, various LWFA facilities are currently considered to host experiments aiming at stabilizing and boosting the electron bunch output quality via a trojan horse afterburner stage. Since normalized emittance and brightness can be improved by many orders of magnitude, the scheme is an ideal candidate for light sources such as free-electron-lasers and those based on Thomson scattering and betatron radiation alike.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4773760},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1507,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {12}
}