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

Working Groups

Working Groups

WG1 - Electron beams from plasmas 

Topics addressed:
  • Laser-driven plasma acceleration
  • Beam-driven plasma acceleration
  • Recent experimental results and planned experiments
  • Single and multi drive laser pulses (or particle bunches)
  • External and self-injection techniques
  • Staging
Co-Leader: Erik Adli
Co-Leader: Stefan Karsch
Co-Leader: Riccardo Pompili
WG2 - Ion beams from plasmas

Topics addressed:
  • Ion beams produced by laser-plasma source
  • Recent experimental results and planned experiments
  • Novel targets
  • Novel acceleration mechanisms (radiation pressure, shock and hole-boring, ...)

Co-Leader: Alessandro Flacco
Co-Leader: Louise Willingale
WG3 - Electron beams from electromagnetic structures, including dielectric and laser-driven structures

Topics addressed:
  • High power, high frequency RF structures
  • Dielectric laser and dielectric wakefield acceleration
  • Photonic accelerator structures
  • Advanced and exotic structures using novel materials
  • Inverse FEL acceleration and other undulator mediated interactions
  • Recent experimental results and planned experiments
Co-Leader: Alexej Grudiev
Co-Leader: Franz Kaertner

WG4 - Application of compact and high-gradient accelerators

Topics addressed:
  • All potential application: FEL, medical, radiation generation, ...
  • Recent experimental results and planned demonstration experiments
  • Planned facilities implementing advanced accelerator with applications
  • Beam shaping and tailoring to deliver adequate beams for applications
  • Advanced beam control and manipulation schemes
  • New undulators for FEL driven by plasma based acceleration (transverse tapering, optical and plasma undulators)
Co-Leader: Deepa Angal-Kalinin
Co-Leader: Stuart Mangles

WG5 - High-gradient plasma structures/Advanced beam diagnostics

Topics addressed:
  • Gas jets, plasma cells, dielectric capillary tubes, alkali vapor ovens, ...
  • Doping for ionization injection
  • Laser guiding in plasma modules, preformed plasma waveguide
  • Plasma homogeneity, plasma profile tailoring
  • Transverse and longitudinal phase space characterization
  • Energy, charge, pointing stability measurement
  • Single and multi shot techniques
Co-Leader: Olle Lundh
                  Bernhard Schmidt

WG6 - Theory and simulations   

Topics addressed:
  • New theoretical works on plasma based acceleration
  • State-of-the-art computational tools for enabling realistic and rapid simulations
  • Choices in computational tools (PIC, quasi-static PIC, and fluid)
  • Novel algorithms and numerical analysis
  • Multi-core computation and graphics processing tools
  • Prospective needs for modeling plasma accelerator experimental programs
Co-Leader: Arnaud Beck
Co-Leader: Alberto Marocchino

WG7 - High brightness power sources: from Laser Technology to beam drivers  

Topics addressed:
  • Needs for laser driven accelerators (laser-plasma ion source, LWFA, IFEL, dielectric laser, ...)
  • State-of-the-art of high peak and average power and perspectives
  • Laser beam quality, contrast, stability
Co-Leader: Leo Gizzi
Co-Leader: Barbara Marchetti
Co-Leader: Rajeev Pattathil

WG8 - Advanced and novel accelerators for High Energy Physics  

Topics addressed:
  • Examine key challenges
  • Discuss suitable concepts and identify topics for future R&D or innovation including electron and positron sources, optics between  stages, acceleration of positrons, luminosity, final focus, damping ring and efficiency
Co-Leader: Brigitte Cros
Co-Leader: Patric Muggli
Co-Leader: Carl Schroeder
Co-Leader: Chuanxiang Tang