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Title A Vlasov-Maxwell solver to study microbunching instabilityin the Fermi@Elettra first bunch compressor system
Abstract Microbunching can cause an instability which degrades beam quality. This is a major concern for free electron lasers where very bright electron beams are required. A basic theoretical framework for understanding this instability is the 3D Vlasov-Maxwell system. However, the numerical integration of this system is computationally too intensive at the moment. As a result, investigations to date have been done using very simpli ed analytical models or numerical solvers based on simple 1D models [1-6]. We have developed an accurate and reliable 2D Vlasov- Maxwell solver which we believe improves existing codes. Our solver has been successfully tested against the Zeuthen benchmark bunch compressors. For more details see [7- 8] and references therein. In the present contribution we apply our self-consistent, parallel solver to study the microbunching instability in the rst bunch compressor system of FERMI@ELETTRA. This system was proposed as a benchmark for testing codes at the September'07 microbunching workshop in Trieste1.
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 11th European Particle Accelerator Conference (EPAC'08), Genoa, Italy, 23-27 Jun 2008, Cockcroft-08-31 (2008). Cockcroft-08-31.pdf 2008