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Title: Laser-ionized, beam-driven, underdense, passive thin plasma lens

Abstract

In this paper, we present a laser-ionized, beam-driven, passive thin plasma lens that operates in the nonlinear blowout regime. This thin plasma lens provides axisymmetric focusing for relativistic electron beams at strengths unobtainable by magnetic devices. It is tunable, compact, and it imparts little to no spherical aberrations. The combination of these features make it more attractive than other types of plasma lenses for highly divergent beams. A case study is built on beam matching into a plasma wakefield accelerator at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s FACET-II facility. Detailed simulations show that a thin plasma lens formed by laser ionization of a gas jet reduces the electron beam’s waist beta function to half of the minimum value achievable by the FACET-II final focus magnets alone.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4];  [5]; ORCiD logo [6];  [1];  [7];  [7];  [8];  [9];  [6];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States). Dept. of Physics, Center for Integrated Plasma Studies
  2. Univ. of Oslo, Oslo (Norway). Dept. of Physics
  3. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States). Dept. of Physics, Center for Integrated Plasma Studies; Tech-X Coporation, Boulder, CO (United States)
  4. Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France). Inst. Polytechnique de Paris
  5. Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow (United Kingdom). Scottish Univ. Physics Alliance, Dept. of Physics; Sci-Tech Daresbury, Cheshire (United Kingdom). Cockcroft Inst.
  6. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  7. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering
  8. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  9. Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1573434
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1573367
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0017906; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Accelerators and Beams
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9888
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; laser ionized; beam driven; Uuderdense; passive thin plasma lens

Citation Formats

Doss, Christopher E., Adli, E., Ariniello, R., Cary, J., Corde, S., Hidding, B., Hogan, M. J., Hunt-Stone, K., Joshi, C., Marsh, K. A., Rosenzweig, J. B., Vafaei-Najafabadi, N., Yakimenko, V., and Litos, M. Laser-ionized, beam-driven, underdense, passive thin plasma lens. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.22.111001.
Doss, Christopher E., Adli, E., Ariniello, R., Cary, J., Corde, S., Hidding, B., Hogan, M. J., Hunt-Stone, K., Joshi, C., Marsh, K. A., Rosenzweig, J. B., Vafaei-Najafabadi, N., Yakimenko, V., & Litos, M. Laser-ionized, beam-driven, underdense, passive thin plasma lens. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.22.111001.
Doss, Christopher E., Adli, E., Ariniello, R., Cary, J., Corde, S., Hidding, B., Hogan, M. J., Hunt-Stone, K., Joshi, C., Marsh, K. A., Rosenzweig, J. B., Vafaei-Najafabadi, N., Yakimenko, V., and Litos, M. Thu . "Laser-ionized, beam-driven, underdense, passive thin plasma lens". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.22.111001.
@article{osti_1573434,
title = {Laser-ionized, beam-driven, underdense, passive thin plasma lens},
author = {Doss, Christopher E. and Adli, E. and Ariniello, R. and Cary, J. and Corde, S. and Hidding, B. and Hogan, M. J. and Hunt-Stone, K. and Joshi, C. and Marsh, K. A. and Rosenzweig, J. B. and Vafaei-Najafabadi, N. and Yakimenko, V. and Litos, M.},
abstractNote = {In this paper, we present a laser-ionized, beam-driven, passive thin plasma lens that operates in the nonlinear blowout regime. This thin plasma lens provides axisymmetric focusing for relativistic electron beams at strengths unobtainable by magnetic devices. It is tunable, compact, and it imparts little to no spherical aberrations. The combination of these features make it more attractive than other types of plasma lenses for highly divergent beams. A case study is built on beam matching into a plasma wakefield accelerator at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s FACET-II facility. Detailed simulations show that a thin plasma lens formed by laser ionization of a gas jet reduces the electron beam’s waist beta function to half of the minimum value achievable by the FACET-II final focus magnets alone.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.22.111001},
journal = {Physical Review Accelerators and Beams},
number = 11,
volume = 22,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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