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

Working Groups

Programme Committee Chair: Alessandro Cianchi

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
  • Advanced beam control and manipulation

Co-Leader: Sebastien Corde
Co-Leader: Arie Irmann
Co-Leader: Marlene Turner

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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: Livia Lancia
Co-Leader: Daniele Margarone
Co-Leader: Markus Roth

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WG3 - Electron beams from electromagnetic structures, including dielectric and photonics 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
  • Particles sources

Co-Leader: David Alesini
Co-Leader: Reinhard Brinkmann

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WG4 - Application of compact and high-gradient accelerators

Topics addressed:

  • All potential application: FEL, medical, radiation generation, cultural heritage...
  • Recent experimental results and planned demonstration experiments
  • Planned facilities implementing advanced accelerator with applications
  • Beam shaping and tailoring to deliver adequate beams for applications
  • New undulators for FEL driven by plasma based acceleration (transverse tapering, optical and plasma undulators)

Co-Leader: Ceri Brenner
Co-Leader: Gianluca Sarri

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WG5 - Plasma devices, plasma and beam diagnostics

Topics addressed:

  • Gas jets, plasma cells, dielectric capillary tubes, alkali vapor ovens, ...
  • Plasma lens
  • Plasma dechirper
  • 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: Richard D'Arcy
Co-Leader: Nicolas Delerue

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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: Francesco Massimo
Co-Leader: Jorge Vieira

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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
  • High repetition rate issues

Co-Leader: Laura Corner
Co-Leader: Knut Michel

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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, acceleration of positrons, luminosity, final focus, damping ring and efficiency

Co-Leader: Bruce Carlsten
Co-Leader: Wei Lu
Co-Leader: Daniel Schulte

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