Laser-driven radiation sources in the ALPHA-X project

Mark Wiggins, Jordan Gerard Gallacher, Hans-Peter Schlenvoigt, Heinrich Schwoerer, Gregor H. Welsh, Riju Issac, Enrico Brunetti, Gregory Vieux, Richard Shanks, Silvia Cipiccia, Maria Pia Anania, Grace Manahan, Constantin Aniculaesei, Anna Subiel, David William Grant, Albert Reitsma, Bernhard Ersfeld, Mohammad Islam, Dino Jaroszynski

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Abstract

The Advanced Laser-Plasma High-Energy Accelerators towards X-rays (ALPHA-X) programme is developing laser-plasma accelerators for the production of ultra-short electron bunches with subsequent generation of high brilliance, short-wavelength radiation pulses. Ti:sapphire laser systems with peak power in the range 20-200 TW are coupled into mm-and cm-scale plasma channels in order to generate electron beams of energy 50-800 MeV. Ultra-short radiation pulses generated in these compact sources will be of tremendous benefit for time-resolved studies in a wide range of applications across many branches of science. Primary mechanisms of radiation production are (i) betatron radiation due to transverse oscillations of the highly relativistic electrons in the plasma wakefield, (ii) gamma ray bremsstrahlung radiation produced from the electron beams impacting on metal targets and (iii) undulator radiation arising from transport of the electron beam through a planar undulator. In the latter, free-electron laser action will be observed if the electron beam quality is sufficiently high leading to stimulated emission and a significant increase in the photon yield. All these varied source types are characterised by their high brilliance arising from the inherently short duration (similar to 1-10 fs) of the driving electron bunch.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationHarnessing relativistic plasma waves as novel radiation sources from terahertz to x-rays and beyond II
EditorsDino Jaroszynski
Place of PublicationBellingham
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventConference on Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond II - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 20 Apr 201121 Apr 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume8075
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceConference on Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond II
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period20/04/1121/04/11

Fingerprint

radiation sources
laser plasmas
accelerators
radiation
electron beams
lasers
x rays
energy
plasma accelerators
transverse oscillation
betatrons
electrons
pulses
stimulated emission
free electron lasers
bremsstrahlung
sapphire
gamma rays
photons
wavelengths

Keywords

  • laser-driven
  • radiation sources
  • alpha-x project
  • relativistic electron beams
  • undulator
  • X-rays
  • wakefield acceleration
  • laser-plasma interaction

Cite this

Wiggins, M., Gallacher, J. G., Schlenvoigt, H-P., Schwoerer, H., Welsh, G. H., Issac, R., ... Jaroszynski, D. (2011). Laser-driven radiation sources in the ALPHA-X project. In D. Jaroszynski (Ed.), Harnessing relativistic plasma waves as novel radiation sources from terahertz to x-rays and beyond II (Proceedings of SPIE ; Vol. 8075). Bellingham. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.891401
Wiggins, Mark ; Gallacher, Jordan Gerard ; Schlenvoigt, Hans-Peter ; Schwoerer, Heinrich ; Welsh, Gregor H. ; Issac, Riju ; Brunetti, Enrico ; Vieux, Gregory ; Shanks, Richard ; Cipiccia, Silvia ; Anania, Maria Pia ; Manahan, Grace ; Aniculaesei, Constantin ; Subiel, Anna ; Grant, David William ; Reitsma, Albert ; Ersfeld, Bernhard ; Islam, Mohammad ; Jaroszynski, Dino. / Laser-driven radiation sources in the ALPHA-X project. Harnessing relativistic plasma waves as novel radiation sources from terahertz to x-rays and beyond II. editor / Dino Jaroszynski. Bellingham, 2011. (Proceedings of SPIE ).
@inproceedings{0ae63730852e431484366461fcc7f532,
title = "Laser-driven radiation sources in the ALPHA-X project",
abstract = "The Advanced Laser-Plasma High-Energy Accelerators towards X-rays (ALPHA-X) programme is developing laser-plasma accelerators for the production of ultra-short electron bunches with subsequent generation of high brilliance, short-wavelength radiation pulses. Ti:sapphire laser systems with peak power in the range 20-200 TW are coupled into mm-and cm-scale plasma channels in order to generate electron beams of energy 50-800 MeV. Ultra-short radiation pulses generated in these compact sources will be of tremendous benefit for time-resolved studies in a wide range of applications across many branches of science. Primary mechanisms of radiation production are (i) betatron radiation due to transverse oscillations of the highly relativistic electrons in the plasma wakefield, (ii) gamma ray bremsstrahlung radiation produced from the electron beams impacting on metal targets and (iii) undulator radiation arising from transport of the electron beam through a planar undulator. In the latter, free-electron laser action will be observed if the electron beam quality is sufficiently high leading to stimulated emission and a significant increase in the photon yield. All these varied source types are characterised by their high brilliance arising from the inherently short duration (similar to 1-10 fs) of the driving electron bunch.",
keywords = "laser-driven, radiation sources, alpha-x project, relativistic electron beams, undulator , X-rays, wakefield acceleration, laser-plasma interaction",
author = "Mark Wiggins and Gallacher, {Jordan Gerard} and Hans-Peter Schlenvoigt and Heinrich Schwoerer and Welsh, {Gregor H.} and Riju Issac and Enrico Brunetti and Gregory Vieux and Richard Shanks and Silvia Cipiccia and Anania, {Maria Pia} and Grace Manahan and Constantin Aniculaesei and Anna Subiel and Grant, {David William} and Albert Reitsma and Bernhard Ersfeld and Mohammad Islam and Dino Jaroszynski",
year = "2011",
doi = "10.1117/12.891401",
language = "English",
isbn = "9780819486653",
series = "Proceedings of SPIE",
publisher = "SPIE",
editor = "Dino Jaroszynski",
booktitle = "Harnessing relativistic plasma waves as novel radiation sources from terahertz to x-rays and beyond II",

}

Wiggins, M, Gallacher, JG, Schlenvoigt, H-P, Schwoerer, H, Welsh, GH, Issac, R, Brunetti, E, Vieux, G, Shanks, R, Cipiccia, S, Anania, MP, Manahan, G, Aniculaesei, C, Subiel, A, Grant, DW, Reitsma, A, Ersfeld, B, Islam, M & Jaroszynski, D 2011, Laser-driven radiation sources in the ALPHA-X project. in D Jaroszynski (ed.), Harnessing relativistic plasma waves as novel radiation sources from terahertz to x-rays and beyond II. Proceedings of SPIE , vol. 8075, Bellingham, Conference on Harnessing Relativistic Plasma Waves as Novel Radiation Sources from Terahertz to X-Rays and Beyond II , Prague, Czech Republic, 20/04/11. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.891401

Laser-driven radiation sources in the ALPHA-X project. / Wiggins, Mark; Gallacher, Jordan Gerard; Schlenvoigt, Hans-Peter; Schwoerer, Heinrich; Welsh, Gregor H.; Issac, Riju; Brunetti, Enrico; Vieux, Gregory; Shanks, Richard; Cipiccia, Silvia; Anania, Maria Pia; Manahan, Grace; Aniculaesei, Constantin; Subiel, Anna; Grant, David William; Reitsma, Albert; Ersfeld, Bernhard; Islam, Mohammad; Jaroszynski, Dino.

Harnessing relativistic plasma waves as novel radiation sources from terahertz to x-rays and beyond II. ed. / Dino Jaroszynski. Bellingham, 2011. (Proceedings of SPIE ; Vol. 8075).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

TY - GEN

T1 - Laser-driven radiation sources in the ALPHA-X project

AU - Wiggins, Mark

AU - Gallacher, Jordan Gerard

AU - Schlenvoigt, Hans-Peter

AU - Schwoerer, Heinrich

AU - Welsh, Gregor H.

AU - Issac, Riju

AU - Brunetti, Enrico

AU - Vieux, Gregory

AU - Shanks, Richard

AU - Cipiccia, Silvia

AU - Anania, Maria Pia

AU - Manahan, Grace

AU - Aniculaesei, Constantin

AU - Subiel, Anna

AU - Grant, David William

AU - Reitsma, Albert

AU - Ersfeld, Bernhard

AU - Islam, Mohammad

AU - Jaroszynski, Dino

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - The Advanced Laser-Plasma High-Energy Accelerators towards X-rays (ALPHA-X) programme is developing laser-plasma accelerators for the production of ultra-short electron bunches with subsequent generation of high brilliance, short-wavelength radiation pulses. Ti:sapphire laser systems with peak power in the range 20-200 TW are coupled into mm-and cm-scale plasma channels in order to generate electron beams of energy 50-800 MeV. Ultra-short radiation pulses generated in these compact sources will be of tremendous benefit for time-resolved studies in a wide range of applications across many branches of science. Primary mechanisms of radiation production are (i) betatron radiation due to transverse oscillations of the highly relativistic electrons in the plasma wakefield, (ii) gamma ray bremsstrahlung radiation produced from the electron beams impacting on metal targets and (iii) undulator radiation arising from transport of the electron beam through a planar undulator. In the latter, free-electron laser action will be observed if the electron beam quality is sufficiently high leading to stimulated emission and a significant increase in the photon yield. All these varied source types are characterised by their high brilliance arising from the inherently short duration (similar to 1-10 fs) of the driving electron bunch.

AB - The Advanced Laser-Plasma High-Energy Accelerators towards X-rays (ALPHA-X) programme is developing laser-plasma accelerators for the production of ultra-short electron bunches with subsequent generation of high brilliance, short-wavelength radiation pulses. Ti:sapphire laser systems with peak power in the range 20-200 TW are coupled into mm-and cm-scale plasma channels in order to generate electron beams of energy 50-800 MeV. Ultra-short radiation pulses generated in these compact sources will be of tremendous benefit for time-resolved studies in a wide range of applications across many branches of science. Primary mechanisms of radiation production are (i) betatron radiation due to transverse oscillations of the highly relativistic electrons in the plasma wakefield, (ii) gamma ray bremsstrahlung radiation produced from the electron beams impacting on metal targets and (iii) undulator radiation arising from transport of the electron beam through a planar undulator. In the latter, free-electron laser action will be observed if the electron beam quality is sufficiently high leading to stimulated emission and a significant increase in the photon yield. All these varied source types are characterised by their high brilliance arising from the inherently short duration (similar to 1-10 fs) of the driving electron bunch.

KW - laser-driven

KW - radiation sources

KW - alpha-x project

KW - relativistic electron beams

KW - undulator

KW - X-rays

KW - wakefield acceleration

KW - laser-plasma interaction

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79958735919&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1117/12.891401

DO - 10.1117/12.891401

M3 - Conference contribution book

SN - 9780819486653

T3 - Proceedings of SPIE

BT - Harnessing relativistic plasma waves as novel radiation sources from terahertz to x-rays and beyond II

A2 - Jaroszynski, Dino

CY - Bellingham

ER -

Wiggins M, Gallacher JG, Schlenvoigt H-P, Schwoerer H, Welsh GH, Issac R et al. Laser-driven radiation sources in the ALPHA-X project. In Jaroszynski D, editor, Harnessing relativistic plasma waves as novel radiation sources from terahertz to x-rays and beyond II. Bellingham. 2011. (Proceedings of SPIE ). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.891401