Towards plasma-driven free-electron lasers

Irene Dornmair, Lawrence T. Campbell, James T. Henderson, Sören Jalas, Oliver Karger, Manuel Kirchen, Alexander Knetsch, Grace G. Manhan, Georg Wittig, Bernhard Hidding, Brian W. J. McNeil, Andreas R. Maier

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Plasma-based accelerators are promising candidates to drive next-generation compact freeelectron lasers (FEL) with unique X-ray properties. The correct modelling of the physics in the laser-plasma accelerator and of the FEL amplification from plasma-generated electron bunches thereby forms the basis for any application driven by these beams. Both problems are, however, extremely challenging. They heavily rely on computer simulations and, in fact, act as science drivers for the development of the latest generation of high-performance, highly parallel and efficient simulation codes. Here, we present our work towards a plasma-driven FEL, based on the particle-in-cell (PIC) codes VSIM and WARP, and the non-averaging 3D FEL code PUFFIN.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNIC Symposium 2016 Proceedings
EditorsK. Binder, M. Müller, M. Kremer, A. Schnurpfeil
Place of PublicationGermany
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783958061095
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2016
Event8th NIC Symposium 2016 - Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
Duration: 11 Feb 201612 Feb 2016

Publication series

NamePublication Series of the John von Neumann Institute for Computing (NIC)
PublisherForschungszentrum Jülich GmbH


Conference8th NIC Symposium 2016


  • free-electron lasers
  • plasma-driven
  • accelerators
  • laser-plasma accelerators
  • computer simulations
  • particle-in-cell


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