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Title: Modeling Self-Ionized Plasma Wakefield Acceleration for Afterburner Parameters Using QuickPIC

Abstract

For the parameters envisaged in possible afterburner stages[1] of a plasma wakefield accelerator (PWFA), the self-fields of the particle beam can be intense enough to tunnel ionize some neutral gases. Tunnel ionization has been investigated as a way for the beam itself to create the plasma, and the wakes generated may differ from those generated in pre-ionized plasmas[2],[3]. However, it is not practical to model the whole stage of PWFA with afterburner parameters using the models described in [2] and [3]. Here we describe the addition of a tunnel ionization package using the ADK model into QuickPIC, a highly efficient quasi-static particle in cell (PIC) code which can model a PWFA with afterburner parameters. Comparison between results from OSIRIS (a full PIC code with ionization) and from QuickPIC with the ionization package shows good agreement. Preliminary results using parameters relevant to the E164X experiment and the upcoming E167 experiment at SLAC are shown.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
875814
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-11651
TRN: US0600802
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC 05), Knoxville, Tennessee, 16-20 May 2005
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATION; ACCELERATORS; AFTERBURNERS; GASES; IONIZATION; PARTICLE BEAMS; PLASMA; SIMULATION; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER; WAKEFIELD ACCELERATORS; Accelerators,ACCPHY

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Zhou, M., Clayton, C.E., Decyk, V.K., Huang, C., Johnson, D.K., Joshi, C., Lu, W., Mori, W.B., Tsung, F.S., /UCLA, Deng, S., Katsouleas, T., Muggli, P., Oz, E., /Southern California U., Decker, F.-J., Iverson, R., O'Connel, C., Walz, D., and /SLAC. Modeling Self-Ionized Plasma Wakefield Acceleration for Afterburner Parameters Using QuickPIC. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Zhou, M., Clayton, C.E., Decyk, V.K., Huang, C., Johnson, D.K., Joshi, C., Lu, W., Mori, W.B., Tsung, F.S., /UCLA, Deng, S., Katsouleas, T., Muggli, P., Oz, E., /Southern California U., Decker, F.-J., Iverson, R., O'Connel, C., Walz, D., & /SLAC. Modeling Self-Ionized Plasma Wakefield Acceleration for Afterburner Parameters Using QuickPIC. United States.
Zhou, M., Clayton, C.E., Decyk, V.K., Huang, C., Johnson, D.K., Joshi, C., Lu, W., Mori, W.B., Tsung, F.S., /UCLA, Deng, S., Katsouleas, T., Muggli, P., Oz, E., /Southern California U., Decker, F.-J., Iverson, R., O'Connel, C., Walz, D., and /SLAC. Wed . "Modeling Self-Ionized Plasma Wakefield Acceleration for Afterburner Parameters Using QuickPIC". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875814.
@article{osti_875814,
title = {Modeling Self-Ionized Plasma Wakefield Acceleration for Afterburner Parameters Using QuickPIC},
author = {Zhou, M. and Clayton, C.E. and Decyk, V.K. and Huang, C. and Johnson, D.K. and Joshi, C. and Lu, W. and Mori, W.B. and Tsung, F.S. and /UCLA and Deng, S. and Katsouleas, T. and Muggli, P. and Oz, E. and /Southern California U. and Decker, F.-J. and Iverson, R. and O'Connel, C. and Walz, D. and /SLAC},
abstractNote = {For the parameters envisaged in possible afterburner stages[1] of a plasma wakefield accelerator (PWFA), the self-fields of the particle beam can be intense enough to tunnel ionize some neutral gases. Tunnel ionization has been investigated as a way for the beam itself to create the plasma, and the wakes generated may differ from those generated in pre-ionized plasmas[2],[3]. However, it is not practical to model the whole stage of PWFA with afterburner parameters using the models described in [2] and [3]. Here we describe the addition of a tunnel ionization package using the ADK model into QuickPIC, a highly efficient quasi-static particle in cell (PIC) code which can model a PWFA with afterburner parameters. Comparison between results from OSIRIS (a full PIC code with ionization) and from QuickPIC with the ionization package shows good agreement. Preliminary results using parameters relevant to the E164X experiment and the upcoming E167 experiment at SLAC are shown.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 25 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Jan 25 00:00:00 EST 2006}
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