Author: Stoltz, P.
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WEPZ008 Experimental Plans to Explore Dielectric Wakefield Acceleration in the THz Regime 2781
  • F. Lemery, D. Mihalcea, P. Piot
    Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA
  • C. Behrens, E. Elsen, K. Flöttmann, C. Gerth, G. Kube, B. Schmidt
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • J. Osterhoff
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  • P. Stoltz
    Tech-X, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  Funding: This work was supported by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Basic Research Award \# HDTRA1-10-1-0051, to Northern Illinois University
Dielectric wakefield accelerators have shown great promise toward high-gradient acceleration. We investigate tow experiments in preparation to explore the performance of cylindrically-symmetric and slab-shaped dielectric-loaded waveguides. The planned experiments at Fermilab and DESY will use unique pulse shaping capabilities offered at these facilities. The superconducting test accelerator at FNAL will ultimately provide flat beams with variable current profiles needed for enhancing the transformer ratio. The FLASH facility at DESY recently demonstrated the generation of a ramped round beam current profile that will enable us to explore the performance of cylindrically-symmetric structures. Finally both of these facilities incorporate superconducting linear accelerator that could generate bunch trains with closely spaced bunches thereby opening the exploration of dynamical effects in dielectric wakefield accelerators. We present the planned layout and simulated experimental performances.