Sep 18 – 24, 2022
Hotel Hermitage, La Biodola Bay, Isola d'Elba, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

6-D Phase Space Optimization of DLA, Preserving MeV Energy Gain

Sep 20, 2022, 7:20 PM
Sala Elena - Hotel Hermitage

Sala Elena - Hotel Hermitage

Poster (student) Poster Session


Gyanendra Yadav (University of Liverpool)


Dielectric laser accelerator (DLA) has emerged as a miniaturised and cost-effective tool for particle acceleration. DLAs have proved to be a promising candidate for GeV/m acceleration gradient within the damage threshold of the materials used. However, the emittance growth and energy spread increase at higher particle energies and limit the realistic applications. Here we present the numerical simulations of a mm scale DLA, operated by a THz laser, with various injection schemes for an electron bunch created externally. We show that at a particular focusing scheme for electron bunch inside the structures, the emittance growth and energy spread are mitigated while the energy gain remains above MeV.

Primary author

Gyanendra Yadav (University of Liverpool)


Prof. Carsten Welsch (University of Liverpool, The Cockcroft Institute) Guoxing Xia (Cockcroft Institute and the University of Manchester) Oznur Apsimon (The University of Liverpool and Cockcroft Institute)

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