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Title Group Velocity Matching in Dielectric-Lined Waveguides and its Role in Electron-THz Interaction
  • A.L. Healy, G. Burt
    Cockcroft Institute, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • D.M. Graham
    The University of Manchester, The Photon Science Institute, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • S.P. Jamison
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Abstract Terahertz(THz)-driven dielectric-lined waveguides have applications in electron manipulation, particularly acceleration, as the use of dielectric allows for phase velocities below the speed of light. However matching a single frequency to the correct velocity does not maximise electron-THz interaction; waveguide dispersion typically results in an unmatched group velocity and so the pulse envelope of a short THz pulse changes along the length of the structure. This reduces field amplitude and therefore accelerating gradient as the envelope propagates at a different velocity to the electron. Presented here is an analysis of the effect of waveguide dispersion on THz-electron interaction and its influence on structure dimensions and choice of THz pulse generation. This effect on net acceleration is demonstrated via an example of a structure excited by a single-cycle THz pulse, with a comparison of multi-cycle, lower intensity THz pulses on net acceleration.
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Conference IPAC2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
Series International Particle Accelerator Conference (8th)
Proceedings Link to full IPAC2017 Proccedings
Session Posters Wednesday 3
Date 17-May-17   16:00–18:00
Main Classification 03 Novel Particle Sources and Acceleration Techniques
Sub Classification A15 New Acceleration Techniques
Keywords electron, acceleration, simulation, accelerating-gradient, interface
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Gianluigi Arduini (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland); Juliana Pranke (ESS, Lund, Sweden); Mike Seidel (PSI, Villigen, Switzerland); Mats Lindroos (ESS, Lund, Sweden)
ISBN 978-3-95450-182-3
Published May 2017
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