Sep 15 – 21, 2019
Hotel Hermitage, La Biodola Bay, Isola d'Elba, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Driver/witness bunch PWFA experiments at FLASHForward

Sep 20, 2019, 9:40 AM
SML (Hotel Hermitage)


Hotel Hermitage

talk Invited Plenary Talk Plenary Session 9


Sarah Schroeder (DESY)


Owing to high gradient accelerating fields (>GV/m), plasma wakefield accelerators (PWFA) have the high potential of greatly reducing the size of high-average power accelerator facilities. The stability and quality of the acceleration process in the plasma largely depends on the incoming bunch structure. A precise control of the longitudinal bunch profile is essential for the optimisation of the energy transfer efficiency and the preservation of energy spread. At FLASHForward, driver/witness bunch pairs of adjustable bunch length and separation are generated by collimators in a dispersive section. This setup enables $\mu$m-level control of the longitudinal bunch profile. Here we present the most recent results of PWFA measurements at FLASHForward.

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