Two-stage laser-driven plasma acceleration with external injection for EuPRAXIA

E N Svystun, R W Assmann, U Dorda, A Ferran Pousa, T Heinemann, B Marchetti, A Martinez de la Ossa, P A Walker, M K Weikum, J Zhu

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The EuPRAXIA (European Particle Research Accelerator with excellence In Applications) project aims at producing a conceptual design for the worldwide plasma-based accelerator facility, capable of delivering multi-GeV electron beams with high quality. This accelerator facility will be used for various user applications such as compact X-ray sources for medical imaging and high-energy physics detector tests. EuPRAXIA explores different approaches to plasma acceleration techniques. Laser-driven plasma wakefield acceleration with external injection of an RF-generated electron beam is one of the basic research directions of EuPRAXIA. We present studies of electron beam acceleration to GeV energies by a two-stage laser wakefield acceleration with external injection from an RF accelerator. Electron beam injection, acceleration and extraction from the plasma, using particle-in-cell simulations, are investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number042011
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2018
Event9th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2018 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 29 Apr 20184 May 2018


  • EuPRAXIA project
  • plasma-based accelerator
  • laser wakefield acceleration


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