Plasma wakefield acceleration of highly relativistic electrons with FLASH

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestr. 85
22607 Hamburg

Additional Partners:

• University of Hamburg (UHH)

• John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science (JAI)

• Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

• National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)

• Max-Planck-Institute for Physics Munich (MPP)

The Helmholtz Virtual Institute on plasma wakefield acceleration of highly relativistic electrons will bring together leading accelerator centres in Germany and worldwide to address topics at the forefront of accelerator research. The VI will enhance the prospects of the field of plasma-based acceleration by building on the initial steps that have been taken recently in establishing it as a comprehensive research topic in Hamburg. The VI is very timely to build on the award to Foster of an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at DESY and the University of Hamburg in summer 2011. A significant fraction of the resources of the Humboldt chair will be devoted to research areas contributing directly to the VI, which will bring together many of the world’s leading laboratories in the area of laser-plasma acceleration. The programme of the VI will benefit from unique facilities at the partner labs, particularly DESY but also LBNL and SLAC, to make significant progress in the task of accelerating bunches of particles with good beam quality to high energies. The understanding of the basic mechanisms via a number of key targeted experiments involving high-quality beams using state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques and high-precision timing
forms the core of the VI’s programme. Exploiting our expertise on simulation of the basic processes will also form a key part of the VI’s activities. The additional expertise on lasers at the University of Hamburg rounds off the capabilities which are centred on the unique and
sophisticated electron accelerators and Free Electron Lasers at DESY.

Spokesperson of the Virtual Institute

Alexander von Humboldt Prof. Dr. Brian Foster
University of Hamburg and Deutsches Electronen-Synchrotron DESY
Notkestraße 85
22607 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 40 8998 3201
Fax: +40 40 8998 3094

Weiterführende Links
application/pdf Sachbericht 2013 (259KB)
application/pdf Sachbericht 2016 (1.5 MB)
application/pdf Sachbericht 2017 (2.7 MB)
application/pdf Sachbericht 2018 (70KB)
application/pdf Schlussbericht (419KB)