Author: Ng, K.Y.
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TUPEA035 Plasma Effect in the Longitudinal Space Charge Induced Microbunching Instability 1220
  • D. Huang, Q. Gu
    SINAP, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
  • K.Y. Ng
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  Funding: National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), grant No. 11275253, and US DOE, contract DE-FG02-92ER40747.
In many cases, the longitudinal space charge (LSC) is a dominant factor to bring in the microbunching instability in the LINAC of a Free-Electron-Laser (FEL) facility. The current model of LSC impedance* derived from the fundamental electromagnetic theor** is widely used to explain the physics of the LSC-induced microbunching instability***. However, in the case of highly bright electron beams, the plasma effect starts to play a role. In this paper, the basic model of the LSC impedance including the plasma effect is built up by solving the Vlasov and Poisson equations in 6 dimensional phase space, and the investigation is done to study the modification to the gain of the instability based on the model. The solutions indicate that the gain does not only depend on the spatial information of the beam, but also on the velocity (momentum) and time information. The comparison of the gains of the microbunching instability in the LINAC of Shanghai soft X-ray Free Electron Laser Facility (SXFEL) computed by various methods is also given and the discrepancy is illustrated.
* Marco Venturini, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 11, 034401 (2008)
** J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics (Wiley, 1999)
*** Z. Huang, et. al., Phys, Rev. ST Accel. Beams 7, 074401 (2004)