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

Time resolved diagnostics in AWAKE

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

Parking Area, Hotel Hermitage

poster WG5 - High-Gradient Plasma Structures/Advanced Beam Diagnostics Wine and Poster Session 2 (WG4-WG5-WG6-WG7)


Dr Mikhail Martyanov (Max Planck Institut fur Physik, Munich)


The AWAKE experiment relies on the self modulation instability (SMI) of a long (ns) proton bunch in a plasma. The self modulation of the bunch is responsible for resonant driving of the plasma wakefields and the proton bunch develops sub structures with a scale on the order of the plasma wavelength (~1.2 mm in AWAKE) and the square root of the plasma density. Optical Transition Radiation as prompt lightsource and a streak camera are used to image a thin slice of the beam. The resulting time resolved image contains information about the frequency of the self modulation. The remaing spatial dimension contains information about the SMI growth. The diagnostics aims at showing the relation between the SMI frequency and is able to show the complete modulation of the bunch. Experimental results from the first AWAKE runs will be presented.

Primary author

Mr Karl Rieger (Max Planck Institute for Physics Munich)


AWAKE AWAKE Collaboration (awake) Prof. Patric Muggli (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik)

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