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Title Status of the Transverse Diagnostics at FLASHForward
  • P. Niknejadi, R.T.P. D'Arcy, A. Knetsch, V. Libovpresenter, A. Martinez de la Ossa, J. Osterhoff, K. Poder, L. Schaper
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • M. Kaluza, M.B. Schwab, A. Sävert, C. Wirth
    IOQ, Jena, Germany
  • M. Kaluza
    HIJ, Jena, Germany
  • T.J. Mehrling
    LBNL, Berkeley, USA
  • C.A.J. Palmer
    Cockcroft Institute, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Abstract Density modulations in plasma caused by a high-intensity laser or a high charge density electron pulse can generate extreme acceleration fields. Acceleration of electrons in such fields may produce ultra-relativistic, quasi-monoenergetic, ultra-short electron bunches over distances orders of magnitudes shorter than in state-of-the-art radio-frequency accelerators. FLASHForward is such a beam-driven plasma wakefield accelerator (PWFA) project at DESY with the goal of producing, characterizing, and utilizing such beams. Temporal characterization of the acceleration process is of crucial importance for improving the stability and control in PWFA beams. While measurement of the transient field of the femtosecond bunch in a single shot is challenging, in recent years novel techniques with great promise have been developed** ***. This work discusses the plans and status of the transverse diagnostics at FLASHForward.
Footnotes & References *A. Aschikhin et. al., NIMA , Volume 806 (11 January 2016) pp. 175-183.
**A. Buck et al., Nature Physics 7, (2011) 543.
***C. J. Zhang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 119 (2017) 064801.
Funding Helmholtz Institute, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, and European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.
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Conference IPAC2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Series International Particle Accelerator Conference (9th)
Proceedings Link to full IPAC2018 Proccedings
Session MC3 Poster Session
Date 01-May-18   16:00–17:30
Main Classification 03 Novel Particle Sources and Acceleration Technologies
Sub Classification A22 Plasma Wakefield Acceleration
Keywords plasma, electron, laser, wakefield, diagnostics
Publisher JACoW Publishing, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Shane Koscielniak (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada); Todd Satogata (JLab, Newport News, VA, USA); Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Jana Thomson (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada)
ISBN 978-3-95450-184-7
Published June 2018
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