Sep 24 – 30, 2017
La Biodola, Isola d'Elba
Europe/Rome timezone

Laser pulses for Traveling-Wave Electron Acceleration and Thomson Scattering

Sep 27, 2017, 7:30 PM
Parking Area, Hotel Hermitage

Parking Area, Hotel Hermitage

poster WG4 - Applications of Compact and High-Gradient Accelerators Wine and Poster Session 2 (WG4-WG5-WG6-WG7)


Dr Alexander Debus (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)


Generating and controlling ultrashort, pulse-front tilted laser pulses is essential for Traveling-Wave Electron Acceleration (TWEAC), Traveling-Wave Thomson Scattering (TWTS) and Traveling-Wave Optical FELs (TWTS-OFELs). All these applications require controlling angular and group-delay dispersion, while keeping experimental setups as compact as possible. However, the varying requirements with respect to laser power, extent of focal region, incident angles and laser mode quality lead to differing strategies in designing experimental setups. This overview poster provides answers to the question: What experimental efforts in terms of laser system and optics are necessary in current labs for first proof-of-principle realizations of the different applications of "Traveling-Wave" laser pulses -- ranging from low-bandwidth and yield-enhanced Thomson sources (TWTS), laser-based electron accelerators beyond the LWFA depletion and dephasing limits (TWEAC) and ultimately an optical free-electron laser (TWTS-OFEL)?

Primary authors

Dr Alexander Debus (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Mr Klaus Steiniger (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)


Mr Axel Huebl (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Dr Daniel Albach (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Dr Fabian Roeser (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Mr Markus Loeser (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Dr Mathias Siebold (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Dr Michael Bussmann (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Mr René Widera (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Mr Richard Pausch (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden - Rossendorf) Prof. Thomas COWAN (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Prof. Ulrich Schramm (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)

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