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Title Optimisation of High Transformer Ratio Plasma Wakefield Acceleration at PITZ
  • G. Loisch, P. Boonpornprasert, J.D. Good, M. Groß, H. Huck, M. Krasilnikov, O. Lishilin, A. Oppelt, Y. Renier, F. Stephan
    DESY Zeuthen, Zeuthen, Germany
  • R. Brinkmann, A. Martinez de la Ossa, J. Osterhoff
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • F.J. Grüner
    CFEL, Hamburg, Germany
  • F.J. Grüner, A. Martinez de la Ossa
    University of Hamburg, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Hamburg, Germany
Abstract The transformer ratio, the ratio between maximum accelerating field and maximum decelerating field in the driving bunch of a plasma wakefield accelerator (PWFA), is one of the key aspects of this acceleration scheme. It not only defines the maximum possible energy gain of the PWFA but it is also connected to the maximum percentage of energy that can be extracted from the driver, which is a limiting factor for the efficiency of the accelerator. Since in linear wakefield theory a transformer ratio of 2 cannot be exceeded with symmetrical drive bunches, any ratio above 2 is considered high. After the first demonstration of high transformer ratio acceleration in a plasma wakefield at PITZ, the photoinjector test facility at DESY, Zeuthen site, limiting aspects of the transformer ratio are under investigation. This includes e.g. the occurrence of bunch instabilities, like the transverse two stream instability, or deviations of the experimentally achieved bunch shapes from the ideal.
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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, wakefield, acceleration, laser, electron
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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