04 Extreme Beams, Sources and Other Technologies
4C Plasma and Laser Wakefield Acceleration
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Recent Achievements on Laser Plasma Accelerators  
  • V. Malka
    LOA, Palaiseau, France
  Significant breakthroughs on laser plasma accelerators have been obtained these last few years. I will show the incredible evolution of this field of research which has, in record time, allowed us to produce high quality electron beams in the GeV energy range using compact laser systems. I will show the scientific path that led us to produce stable, high peak current and high quality electron beams with a fine control of the charge, of the relative energy spread, and of the electron energy. In conclusion I will explain why these beams are of interest in the near future for medicine and material science, in the mid term future for the development of compact free electron lasers, and for long term purpose for the development of accelerators for high energy physics.  
slides icon Slides MO2A01 [19.277 MB]  
TH3A04 Plasmas, Dielectrics and the Ultrafast: First Science and Operational Experience at FACET 802
  • C.I. Clarke, E. Adli, S. Corde, F.-J. Decker, R.J. England, R.A. Erickson, A.S. Fisher, S.J. Gessner, C. Hast, M.J. Hogan, S.Z. Li, N. Lipkowitz, M.D. Litos, Y. Nosochkov, J.T. Seeman, J. Sheppard, I. Tudosa, G.R. White, U. Wienands, M. Woodley, Z. Wu, G. Yocky
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • C.E. Clayton, C. Joshi, W. Lu, K.A. Marsh, N. Vafaei
    UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  Funding: Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under contract number DE-AC02-76SF00515.
FACET (Facility for Advanced Accelerator and Experimental Tests) is an accelerator R&D test facility that has been recently constructed at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The facility provides 20 GeV, 3 nC electron beams, short (20 um) bunches and small (20 um wide) spot sizes, producing uniquely high power beams. FACET supports studies from many fields but in particular those of Plasma Wakefield Acceleration and Dielectric Wakefield Acceleration. FACET is also a source of THz radiation for material studies. We present the FACET design, initial operating experience and first science from the facility.
slides icon Slides TH3A04 [3.091 MB]