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

THz-Driven Accelerator Components

Sep 25, 2017, 6:00 PM
SB1, Sala Bonaparte 1, HH

SB1, Sala Bonaparte 1, HH

talk WG5 - High-Gradient Plasma Structures/Advanced Beam Diagnostics WG5_Parallel


Prof. Thomas Feurer (University of Bern)


Plasmon- or phonon-polaritons excited at plane or structured interfaces or in in sub-wavelength resonators by strong THz pulses are interesting candidates for miniaturized accelerator components. Often these structures show either electric or magnetic near-field enhancement alleviating the need for a strong driving THz source. Today laser-driven THz sources can produce single-cycle pulses with field strengths between 10 to 100 MV/m (electric) and around several Tesla (magnetic); they can be easily synchronized to a gun laser or any other laser in the accelerator chain and the THz free-space wavelength or the plasmon wavelength are well matched to a typical transverse electron bunch size on the order of 100 microns. Here, we will discuss deflecting structures for electron streaking diagnostics, accelerating structures, and also miniaturized undulator structures.

Primary author

Prof. Thomas Feurer (University of Bern)


Ms Mozhgan Hayati (University of Bern) Dr Roxana Tarkeshian (Universität Bern) Dr Zoltan Ollmann (University of Bern)

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