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          Institute: MPI für Physik     Collection: YB 2016     Display Documents



ID: 715734.0, MPI für Physik / YB 2016
Beam Loading by Distributed Injection of Electrons in a Plasma Wakefield Accelerator
Authors:Vafaei-Najafabadi, N.; Marsh, K. A.; Clayton, C. E.; An, W.; Mori, W. B.; Joshi, C.; Lu, W.; Adli, E.; Corde, S.; Litos, M.; Li, S.; Gessner, S.; Frederico, J.; Fisher, A. S.; Wu, Z.; Walz, D.; England, R. J.; Delahaye, J. P.; Clarke, C. I.; Hogan, M. J.; Muggli, P.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2014
Title of Journal:Physical Review Letters
Journal Abbrev.:Phys.Rev.Lett.
Issue / Number:112
Start Page:025001
Audience:Not Specified
Intended Educational Use:No
Abstract / Description:We show through experiments and supporting simulations that propagation of a highly relativistic and dense electron bunch through a plasma can lead to distributed injection of electrons, which depletes the accelerating field, i.e., beam loads the wake. The source of the injected electrons is ionization of the second electron of rubidium (Rb II) within the wake. This injection of excess charge is large enough to severely beam load the wake, and thereby reduce the transformer ratio T. The reduction of the average T with increasing beam loading is quantified for the first time by measuring the ratio of peak energy gain and loss of electrons while changing the beam emittance. Simulations show that beam loading by Rb II electrons contributes to the reduction of the peak accelerating field from its weakly loaded value of 43  GV/m to a strongly loaded value of 26  GV/m.
Classification / Thesaurus:AWAKE
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:MPI für Physik
Affiliations:MPI für Physik
Identifiers:LOCALID:MPP-2014-18
URL:http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.02...
URL:https://publications.mppmu.mpg.de/?action=search&m...
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