Hybrid laser-plasma wakefield acceleration

B. Hidding, T. Königstein, S. Karsch, O. Willi, G. Pretzler, J. B. Rosenzweig

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Abstract

The concept of driving a driver/witness-type plasma wakefield accelerator (PWFA) with quasimonoenergetic double electron bunches from a laser wakefield accelerator (LWFA) is studied. In the quasimonoenergetic LWFA/SMLWFA (self-modulated LWFA) regime, it is possible to generate multiple quasimonoenergetic electron bunches with durations of only a few fs and distances of only a few tens of fs with a comparably simple experimental setup. In a subsequent high-density plasma afterburner stage the witness bunch energy can be boosted in the plasma wakefield generated by the driver. Such a hybrid system can increase the maximum energy output of a laser wakefield accelerator and is well suited to study driver/witness plasma accelerator phenomena and can be used as a cost-effective test-bed for future high-energy plasma-based accelerators.

LanguageEnglish
Pages483-488
Number of pages6
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1299
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event14th Workshop on Advanced Accelerator Concepts, AAC - Annapolis, MD, United States
Duration: 13 Jun 201019 Jun 2010

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Keywords

  • Beam-driven acceleration
  • Laser plasma acceleration

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Hidding, B., Königstein, T., Karsch, S., Willi, O., Pretzler, G., & Rosenzweig, J. B. (2010). Hybrid laser-plasma wakefield acceleration. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1299(1), 483-488. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3520370
Hidding, B. ; Königstein, T. ; Karsch, S. ; Willi, O. ; Pretzler, G. ; Rosenzweig, J. B. / Hybrid laser-plasma wakefield acceleration. In: AIP Conference Proceedings. 2010 ; Vol. 1299, No. 1. pp. 483-488.
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In: AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1299, No. 1, 01.12.2010, p. 483-488.

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Hidding B, Königstein T, Karsch S, Willi O, Pretzler G, Rosenzweig JB. Hybrid laser-plasma wakefield acceleration. AIP Conference Proceedings. 2010 Dec 1;1299(1):483-488. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3520370