Author: Yampolsky, N.A.
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TUPPP036 Large-scale Simulation of Synchrotron Radiation using a Lienard-Wiechert Approach 1689
  • R.D. Ryne, C.E. Mitchell, J. Qiang
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  • B.E. Carlsten, N.A. Yampolsky
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  Funding: DOE Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences; NNSA.
Synchrotron radiation is one of the most important and difficult to model phenomena affecting lepton accelerators. Large-scale parallel modeling provides a means to explore properties of synchrotron radiation that would be impossible to study through analytical methods alone. We have performed first-principles simulations of synchrotron radiation, using a Lienard-Wiechert approach, with the same number of simulation particles as would be found in bunches with charge up to 1 nC. The results shed light on the importance of shot noise effects, the amplification of coherent synchrotron radiation due to longitudinal microbunching, the interplay of electric and magnetic forces, and the limits of the widely used one-dimensional model.