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

Characterisation of LWFA with realistic laser profiles for ESCULAP project

Sep 18, 2019, 7:00 PM
Parking Area (Hotel Hermitage)

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Hotel Hermitage

poster WG6 - Theory and simulations Cheese and Wine Poster Session 2


Viacheslav Kubytskyi (Postdoctoral Fellow)


A goal of ESCULAP [1,2] experiment is the external injection of photo-injector electrons bunch with consequent LWFA acceleration in the moderate density plasma cell.
In our configuration small fraction of LASERIX laser is send to the photocathode, and the rest is delivered to the plasma cell for the wake excitation.
Stability of the laser beam, its shape, “flatness”, duration, intensity etc. are crucial parameters for the reproducible shot-to-shot acceleration. In current paper we study numerically LWFA and evolution/propagation of flattened Gaussian profile of the laser approximating the experimental one. The study is performed for 10, 20 and 50 MeV externally injected electron beam.

[1] E. Baynard, et al., Nucl. Instrum. Meth. Phys. Res. A 909, 46 (2018).
[2] K. Wang, et al., “A Start to End Simulation of the Laser Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Experiment at ESCULAP”, in
Proc. 9th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf. (IPAC’18), pp. 1731–1734 (2018).

Primary authors

Elsa Baynard (CLUPS,Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay) Christelle Bruni (LAL,Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Saclay) Kevin Cassou (LAL,Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Saclay ) Vincent Chaumat (LAL,Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Saclay) Nicolas Delerue (LAL, CNRS and Université Paris-Sud 11) Julien Demailly (LPGP,Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay) Denis Douillet (LAL,Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Saclay) Noureddine El Kamchi (LAL,Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Saclay ) David Garzella (CEA/IRAMIS/LIDYL) Olivier Guilbaud (LPGP,Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay) Stephane Jenzer (LAL ,Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Saclay) Sophie Kazamias (LPGP,Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay) Pierre Lepercq (LAL,Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Saclay) Bruno Lucas (LPGP, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay) Gilles Maynard (LPGP, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, ) Olivier Neveu (LPGP, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, ) Moana Pittman (CLUPS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, ) Rui Prazeres (LCP, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, ) Harsh Purwar (LAL, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Saclay, ) David Ros (LPGP, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, ) Ke Wang (LAL, Univ. Paris-Sud, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Saclay, )

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