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Title: Passive and active plasma deceleration for the compact disposal of electron beams

Plasma-based decelerating schemes are investigated as compact alternatives for the disposal of high-energy beams (beam dumps). Analytical solutions for the energy loss of electron beams propagating in passive and active (laser-driven) schemes are derived. These solutions, along with numerical modeling, are used to investigate the evolution of the electron distribution, including energy chirp and total beam energy. In the active beam dump scheme, a laser-driver allows a more homogeneous beam energy extraction and drastically reduces the energy chirp observed in the passive scheme. These concepts could benefit applications requiring overall compactness, such as transportable light sources, or facilities operating at high beam power.
Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)
  2. (Brazil)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22490078
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ACCELERATION; ANALYTICAL SOLUTION; BEAM DUMPS; BEAM EXTRACTION; ELECTRON BEAMS; ENERGY LOSSES; LASERS; LIGHT SOURCES; PLASMA