Prof. Bernhard Hidding (Uni Gamburg/DESY & UCLA)
WG1 - Electron beams from plasmas
The highest quality electron bunches can be produced by combining the advantages of beam-driven and laser-driven wakefield accelerators. Such compact hybrid plasma accelerators promise electron beams of unprecedented quality and are natural candidates for future light sources. The development of such hybrid plasma acceleration schemes and planned experiments will be presented and their...
Prof. Allen Caldwell (Max-Planck-Institute for Physics)
Proton beam is the most promising driver of wakefields to accelerate electrons to very high energy in a single plasma cell. After a brief review of the the physical principles, the (AWAKE) experiment at CERN will be described and its current status will be presented. Further considerations for a future proton-driven plasma wakefield accelerator will be discussed.
Dr Jorge Vieira (Instituto Superior Tecnico)
Exotic lasers are beams with orbital angular momentum and are described by higher order Laguerre Gaussian modes. These lasers have been leading to transformative scientific advance in applications ranging from ultrafast communications and super-resolution microscopy to quantum computing and astrophysics. This talk addresses how lasers with orbital angular momentum could be used to tackle...