Luis Silva (Instituto Superior Tecnico)
Tremendous efforts have been made over the last few years to lay the foundation for theoritical modeling and to develop advanced simulation tools in plasma based accelerators. The massively parallel particle-in-cell simulations include sophisticated tehniques as numerical noise reduction, Lorentz boosted frame, digital filtering, implementation of GPU architectures, etc. These advanced...
Andrea Sgattoni (CNR Pisa)
The study of the interaction of high power laser pulses with over-dense plasmas (obtained from the ionisation of solid targets) is of great interest to develop techniques for the acceleration of ions or electrons. Besides the use of flat foils, structured target (e.g. nano-structured surfaces, multilayer targets) are now considered for experiments as a mean to obtain more efficient coupling of...
Dr Min Chen (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Ionization injection can be used to get high quality electron beam in laser wakefield acceleration. To get low energy spread, two injection schemes are proposed here. By use of certain initially unmatched laser pulses, the electron injection can be constrained to the very front region of the mixed gas target, typically in a length of a few hundreds micro meters determined by laser-driven...