Jun 2 – 7, 2013
La Biodola, Isola d'Elba
Europe/Rome timezone

Study of LWFA as Injectors for Synchrotron Light Sources

Jun 4, 2013, 4:54 PM
Maria Luisa (Hotel Hermitage)

Maria Luisa

Hotel Hermitage

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Mr Steffen Hillenbrand (CERN, KIT)


In addition to their high beam energies and small facility footprint, the short bunch lengths customary for Laser Wakefield Accelerators make them very interesting as injectors for Synchrotron Light Sources. Exemplary investigations have been carried out using the ANKA storage ring. As the length of the electron bunch influences both the duration and the spectrum of the emitted Synchrotron radiation, particular emphasis has been put on the evolution of the longitudinal phase space. We show that it is possible to store a significant fraction of the injected electrons. However, the bunch length increases much faster than one might naively expect, reaching its equilibrium length within a few hundred turns.

Primary author

Mr Steffen Hillenbrand (CERN, KIT)


Prof. Alexander Pukhov (Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf) Prof. Anke-Susanne Müller (KIT, Karlsruhe) Mr Oliver Jansen (Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf) Dr Ralph Assmann (DESY) Mr Vitali Judin (KIT, Karlsruhe)

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