Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2020
Volume 65, Number 1
Monday–Friday, March 2–6, 2020; Denver, Colorado
Session B37: Physics with Accelerators
11:15 AM–2:15 PM,
Monday, March 2, 2020
Sponsoring Unit: FIP
Chair: Luisa Cifarelli, Univ of Bologna
Abstract: B37.00004 : Plasma-based accelerators driven by particle beams*
Here we report on progress made in plasma-based accelerators using particle beam drivers from conventional RF accelerators as well as from novel laser-driven accelerators. First, we will present results on the successful acceleration of positron beams in plasma-based accelerators, and discuss intrinsic limitations, from experimental measurements and from theory and simulations. Second, we will show the first proof-of-principle demonstration of a plasma-based accelerator powered by laser-accelerated electron beams, and will discuss new possibilities opened by these results, from the direct optical imaging of the accelerating structure to the generation of bright beams beyond the state of the art.
Finally, we will discuss the perspectives of the field and the key physics challenges for plasma accelerators that need to be tackled in the future.
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*The work was supported by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Miniature beam-driven Plasma Accelerators project, Grant Agreement No. 715807).
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