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Title Introduction to plasma accelerators : the basics
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Abstract In this article, we concentrate on the basic physics of relativistic plasma wave accelerators. The generation of relativistic plasma waves by intense lasers or electron beams in low-density plasmas is important in the quest for producing ultra-high acceleration gradients for accelerators. A number of methods are being pursued vigorously to achieve ultra-high acceleration gradients using various plasma wave drivers; these include wakefield accelerators driven by photon, electron, and ion beams. We describe the basic equations and show how intense beams can generate a large-amplitude relativistic plasma wave capable of accelerating particles to high energies. We also demonstrate how these same relativistic electron waves can accelerate photons in plasmas.
Organisation CLF , STFC
Keywords nonlinear theory; , accelerators; , photon acceleration , Laser; , wakefields;
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Language English (EN)
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In CAS-CERN Accelerator School: Plasma Wake Acceleration, Geneva, Switzerland, 23-29 November, 2014, 1 (2016): 67. doi:10.5170/CERN-2016-001.67 2016