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

EARLI: designing a LWFA for AWAKE Run2

Sep 19, 2022, 6:50 PM
Sala Maria Luisa - Hotel Hermitage

Sala Maria Luisa - Hotel Hermitage

Invited talk Special Topic


Dr Damien Minenna (CEA IRFU)


Following a successful Run 1 experiment, AWAKE has developed a baseline plan for Run 2 that requires the implementation of a compact electron source for external injection of a witness bunch in the plasma wave. The feasibility of using a laser wakefield accelerator (LWFA) to produce the electron bunch is investigated. The EARLI project (Electron Accelerator driven by a Reliable Laser for Industrial uses) aims to design injectors ready for applications, the first being a stand-alone injector that meets AWAKE requirements. EARLI includes a laser system, a plasma cell and a transfer line, able to produce a high-quality electron beam and reliable and stable over long periods. For the EARLI design, methods from conventional accelerators are applied to the LFWA physics.

Primary authors

Dr Damien Minenna (CEA IRFU) Brigitte Cros (Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et Plamas) Stéphane Bethuys (THALES LAS France) Francesco Massimo (Maison de la Simulation - CEA) Ioaquin Moulanier (Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et Plamas) Phu Anh Phi Nghiem (CEA) Sandrine Ricaud (Thales LAS France) Christophe SIMON-BOISSON (THALES OPTRONIQUE SAS)

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