Maslov, V.I.
Levchuk (Yarovaya), I.P.
Onishchenko, I.N.
Self-focusing and Wakefield-focusing of Relativistic Electron Bunches in Plasma
JACoW
Geneva, Switzerland
978-3-95450-147-2
10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-WEPMY023
English
2602-2604
WEPMY023
focusing
wakefield
plasma
electron
space-charge
Contribution to a conference proceedings
2016
2016-06
http://dx.doi.org/10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-WEPMY023
http://jacow.org/ipac2016/papers/wepmy023.pdf
It was shown that at the wakefield excitation by electron bunch, the length of which is equal to half of the wavelength, the ratio of wakefield focusing to self-focusing is large at the end of the bunch, the shape of which is such that it falls from the current maximum value in the head of the bunch to zero at the end of the bunch. However, the ratio of wakefield focusing to self-focusing tends to zero at the end of the bunch, if the current increases along the bunch from zero in the head of the bunch to a maximum value at the end of the bunch. In the case of homogeneous bunch with sharp edges, the length of which is several plasma wavelength, the self-focusing force Fs is constant along the bunch, and wakefield force of focusing changes from -Fs to Fs. In the case of homogeneous bunch with precursor of half current and length, equal to half of wavelength, focusing of bunch is determined by the homogeneous self-focusing force and wakefield focusing force equals zero. Cases of rectangular and Gaussian bunches, the length of which is equal to half of wavelength, also were considered.