Sep 13 – 19, 2015
La Biodola, Isola d'Elba
Europe/Rome timezone

Laser-plasma acceleration: A close view on self-injection mechanisms

Sep 17, 2015, 6:20 PM
SB2 Sala Bonaparte 2 (Hotel Hermitage)

SB2 Sala Bonaparte 2

Hotel Hermitage

talk WG6 - Theory and simulations WG6 - Theory and simulations


Daniele Palla (PI)


In the original paper, Tajima and Dawson (1979), suggest to use a wakefield generated by an intense laser pulse to accelerate relativistic electron. In the Laser Wakefield Accelerators (LWFA), the high longitudinal electric field supported by plasma waves accelerates trapped (self-injected) electrons to velocities close to wave phase velocity. With respect to the standard RF-linacs, the accelerating distances is 1000 times shorter. A critical aspect of LWFA is the self-injection mechanism which can influence the shot-to-shot stability. We will report on a recent experimental study on self-injection aimed at the optimization of a LWFA used for radiobiology and secondary sources.We will also compare the experimental results at ILIL laboratory with a PIC simulation code; the Jasmine code.

Primary author

Daniele Palla (PI)


Federica Baffigi (INo CNR (Pisa)) Mr Francesco Rossi (INFN Bologna) Leonida Antonio Gizzi (PI) Lorenzo Fulgentini (INO CNR (Pisa)) Dr Luca Labate (Istituto Nazionale di Ottica - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) Paolo Ferrara (INO CNR (Pisa)) Pasquale Londrillo (BO) Petra Koester (INO CNR (Pisa))

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