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Developing a 50 MeV LPA-based Injector at ATHENA for a Compact Storage Ring

Panofski, E.; Braun, C.; Dirkwinkel, J.; Hübner, L.; Hülsenbusch, T.; Maier, A.; Messner, P.; Osterhoff, J.; Palmer, G.; Parikh, T.; Walker, A.; Winkler, P.; Eichner, T.; Jeppe, L.; Jalas, S.; Kirchen, M.; Schnepp, M.; Trunk, M.; Werle, C.; ... mehr

Abstract (englisch):

The laser-driven generation of relativistic electron beams in plasma and their acceleration to high energies with GV/m-gradients has been successfully demonstrated. Now, it is time to focus on the application of laser-plasma accelerated (LPA) beams. The "Accelerator Technology HElmholtz iNfrAstructure" (ATHENA) of the Helmholtz Association fosters innovative particle accelerators and high-power laser technology. As part of the ATHENAe pillar several different applications driven by LPAs are to be developed, such as a compact FEL, medical imaging and the first realization of LPA-beam injection into a storage ring. The latter endeavour is conducted in close collaboration between Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Helmholtz Institute Jena (HIJ). In the cSTART project at KIT, a compact storage ring optimized for short bunches and suitable to accept LPA-based electron bunches is in preparation. In this conference contribution we will introduce the 50 MeV LPA-based injector and give an overview about the project goals. The key parameters of the plasma injector will be presented. Finally, the current status of the project will be summarized.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Beschleunigerphysik und Technologie (IBPT)
Laboratorium für Applikationen der Synchrotronstrahlung (LAS)
Publikationstyp Poster
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 06.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000134509
HGF-Programm 54.11.11 (POF IV, LK 01) Accelerator Operation, Research and Development
Veranstaltung 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2021), Online, 24.05.2021 – 28.05.2021
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