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

A spectral, quasi-3D, multi-GPU Particle-In-Cell code for plasma accelerators

Sep 16, 2019, 4:40 PM
Sala Bonaparte 2 (SB2) (Hotel Hermitage)

Sala Bonaparte 2 (SB2)

Hotel Hermitage

talk WG6 - Theory and simulations WG6


Manuel Kirchen (University of Hamburg)


Modelling the complex dynamics in plasma accelerators requires computationally demanding Particle-In-Cell codes. These codes self-consistently solve the electromagnetic particle interaction inside the plasma. We present the latest features of FBPIC - a highly efficient, multi-GPU Particle-In-Cell code. It features a quasi-3D geometry that greatly reduces the computational costs, a spectral electromagnetic solver that eliminates numerical instabilities common to traditional field solvers and the Lorentz-boosted frame technique that allows to scale down the required simulation time by orders of magnitude.

Primary authors

Manuel Kirchen (University of Hamburg) Remi Lehe (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Soeren Jalas (University of Hamburg) Jean-Luc Vay (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Andreas Maier (University of Hamburg)

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