12-14 October 2020
ELI Beamlines
Europe/Prague timezone

Panel 10

PANEL 10
LASER WAKEFIELD ACCELERATION IN NEAR CRITICAL DENSITY PLASMAS AT HIGH REPETITION RATE

Wednesday

October 14, 2020
15:00 - 18:00

 

The Panel 10 called “Laser Wakefield Acceleration in Near Critical Density Plasmas at High Repetition Rate” is organized within the ELI Beamlines Research Program 2 “Radiation Physics and Electron Acceleration”, with a dedicated focus on the rapidly expanding field of high repetition rate electron acceleration and related applications.

Recent developments show the possibility to generate relativistic electrons with bunch duration < 100 fs by innovative post-compression techniques and exploiting high-density engineered targets. These beams can represent a good and compact source for material probing and time-resolved electron diffraction with fs-level resolution.

This panel aims to invite to a virtual discussion researchers actively working in such field to discuss recent results, new ideas and schemes. The theoretical analysis and experimental possibilities at ELI-Beamlines will be presented as well, considering the innovative ELI Beamlines lasers that could be the drivers for future user-accessible compact LWFA platform.

 

Moderator

15:00 - 15:10
Carlo Maria LAZZARINI
ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic

Introduction on High Repetition LWFA at ELI-Beamlines for User Experiments

15:10 – 15:30
Sebastian LORENZ
ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic

Design and Characterization of Gas Targets

15:30 - 15:50
Petr VALENTA
ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic

Theory related to LWFA in near-critical density plasmas
  15:50 - 16:00
Break

16:00 - 16:30
Howard MILCHBERG
University of Maryland, USA

Laser Accelerated 15 MeV  Quasi-monoenergetic Electron Bunches at 1 kHz

16:30 - 17:00
Florian GRÜNER
University Hamburg, Germany

Experiments and Needs for Pre-clinical X-ray Fluorescence Imaging Based on a Thomson Source

17:00 - 17:30
Julius HUIJTS
LOA, Ecole Polytechnique, France

Latest Results on Kilohertz Laser Wakefield Acceleration: Micro-shocks, Mega-stability and Malignant Cells

17:30 - 18:00
Aakash SAHAI
University of Colorado, USA

ELI Beamlines Based Experiments on the Strongly Mismatched Regime of LPA by Stepwise Variation of the Incident Laser Focal Spot-size