Author: Leemans, W.
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Progress Towards BELLA Center's Free Electron Laser Driven by a Laser Plasma Accelerator  
  • J. van Tilborg, M.V. Ambat, S.K. Barber, F. Isono, W. Leemans, C.B. Schroeder
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  Funding: This work is supported by the US DOE under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231, the National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY-1632796, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation under Grant GBMF4898
I will present the latest BELLA Center efforts towards realizing a free-electron laser (FEL) driven by a laser plasma accelerator (LPA). In addition to simulation and modeling results performed to optimize FEL performance, the experimental status of the laser system, accelerator, electron beam transport line, and characterization of the undulator, will be addressed. Several of our recent publications play a critical role in the LPA FEL project: Parametric studies of the LPA emittance for two injection techniques based on a single-shot dispersive diagnostic* will be presented, and recent insight into the advantages and limitations of active plasma lenses** will be covered.
[*] S. K. Barber et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 104801 (2017)
[**] J. van Tilborg et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 148802 (2015), J. van Tilborg et al., Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 115, 032803 (2017)
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