Author: Lipkowitz, N.
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TUOBB02 FACET-II Accelerator Research with Beams of Extreme Intensities 1067
  • V. Yakimenko, Y. Cai, C.I. Clarke, S.Z. Green, C. Hast, M.J. Hogan, N. Lipkowitz, N. Phinney, G.R. White, G. Yocky
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  In 2016, the second phase of SLAC's x-ray laser, the LCLS-II, will begin to use part of the tunnel occupied by FACET, and the world's only multi-GeV facility for advanced accelerator research will cease operation. FACET-II is a new test facility to provide DOE with the unique capability to develop advanced acceleration and coherent radiation techniques with high-energy electron and positron beams. FACET-II is an opportunity to build on the decades-long experience developed conducting advanced accelerator R&D at the FFTB and FACET and re-deploy HEP infrastructure in continued service of its mission. FACET-II provides a major upgrade over current FACET capabilities and the breadth of the potential research program makes it truly unique. It will synergistically pursue accelerator science that is vital to the future of both advanced acceleration techniques for High Energy Physics, ultra-high brightness beams for Basic Energy Science, and novel radiation sources for a wide variety of applications. The presentation will discuss FACET-II project status and plans for diverse experimental program.  
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DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-TUOBB02  
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THPPA01 Demonstration of the Hollow Channel Plasma Wakefield Accelerator 3202
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  • S.J. Gessner, J.M. Allen, C.I. Clarke, J.-P. Delahaye, J.T. Frederico, S.Z. Green, C. Hast, M.J. Hogan, N. Lipkowitz, M.D. Litos, B.D. O'Shea, D.R. Walz, V. Yakimenko, G. Yocky
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • E. Adli, C.A. Lindstrøm
    University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  • W. An, C.E. Clayton, C. Joshi, K.A. Marsh, W.B. Mori, N. Vafaei-Najafabadi
    UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • S. Corde, A. Doche
    LOA, Palaiseau, France
  • W. Lu
    TUB, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  Funding: Work supported by DOE contract DE-AC02-76SF00515.
Over the past decade, there has been enormous progress in the field of beam and laser-driven plasma acceleration of electron beams. However, in order for plasma wakefield acceleration to be useful for a high-energy e+e- collider, we need a technique for accelerating positrons in plasma as well. This is a unique challenge, because the plasma responds differently to electron and positron beams, with plasma electrons being pulled through the positron beam and creating a non-linear focusing force. Here, we demonstrate a technique called hollow channel acceleration that symmetrizes the wakefield response to beams of either charge. Using a transversely shaped laser pulse, we create an annular plasma with a fixed radius of 200 μm. We observe the acceleration of a positron bunch with energies up to 33.4 MeV in a 25 cm long channel, indicating an effective gradient greater than 100 MeV/m. This is the first demonstration of a technique that way be used for staged acceleration of positron beams in plasma.
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