A beamline design to transport laser wakefield electrons to a transverse gradient undulator

K. A. Dewhurst, H. L. Owen, B. D. Muratori, E. Brunetti, D. A. Jaroszynski, S. M. Wiggins

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The Cockcroft Beamline is to be installed at the Scottish Centre for the Application of Plasma-based Accelerators (SCAPA). The beamline is designed to transport 1 GeV electrons from a laser wakefield acceleration (LWFA) source to a pair of transverse gradient undulators. The project aims to produce X-ray undulator radiation in the first phase and free-electron laser (FEL) radiation in the second phase. The total beamline will be less than 23 m long, thus the Cockcroft Beamline has the potential to be the UK’s first compact X-ray FEL. Here we present the main features of the beamline design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Place of PublicationGeneva, Switzerland
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501847
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018
Event9th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2018 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 29 Apr 20184 May 2018


Conference9th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2018


  • Cockcroft Beamline
  • laser wakefield acceleration
  • beamline design

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