5-10 May 2019
Europe/Berlin timezone

Numerical simulations of Betatron Radiation from wakeless plasma channel

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Meštrovićevo šetalište 45 HR – 21000 Split Republic of Croatia


Ms Monika Yadav (University of Liverpool)


Plasma accelerators provide unique opportunities for the generation of high quality, short-pulse electrons beams which are an ideal basis for high quality radiation generation. This provides an exciting way forward to the generation of very high brightness X-ray betatron radiation from an ultra-bright, plasma-injected beam in a plasma. In this contribution, we present initial results from studies into the generation of betatron radiation in the keV to MeV range.

The state-of-the-art PIC simulation codes EPOCH and QuickPIC were used to simulate single/double bunch beam dynamics in a plasma channel with different plasma and beam parameters. The results were then analyzed in terms of the number of photons generated and variations in the betatron radiation spectrum in a narrow and wide plasma channel. An optimization of the drive and trailing bunch under matched and mismatched oscillations in a plasma channel was then done to deduce the beam parameters and phase space properties. Finally, the results obtained in both codes are compared against each other for benchmarking purposes.

Working group Secondary radiation generation & applications

Primary author

Ms Monika Yadav (University of Liverpool)

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