Hosing instability in the blow-out regime for plasma-wakefield acceleration

C. Huang, W. Lu, M. Zhou, C. E. Clayton, C. Joshi, W. B. Mori, P. Muggli, S. Deng, E. Oz, T. Katsouleas, M. J. Hogan, I. Blumenfeld, F. J. Decker, R. Ischebeck, R. H. Iverson, N. A. Kirby, D. Walz

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Abstract

The electron hosing instability in the blow-out regime of plasma-wakefield acceleration is investigated using a linear perturbation theory about the electron blow-out trajectory in Lu et al. [in Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 165002 (2006)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.96.165002]. The growth of the instability is found to be affected by the beam parameters unlike in the standard theory Whittum et al. which is strictly valid for preformed channels. Particle-in-cell simulations agree with this new theory, which predicts less hosing growth than found by the hosing theory of Whittum et al.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number255001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume99
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 17 2007
Externally publishedYes

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    Huang, C., Lu, W., Zhou, M., Clayton, C. E., Joshi, C., Mori, W. B., Muggli, P., Deng, S., Oz, E., Katsouleas, T., Hogan, M. J., Blumenfeld, I., Decker, F. J., Ischebeck, R., Iverson, R. H., Kirby, N. A., & Walz, D. (2007). Hosing instability in the blow-out regime for plasma-wakefield acceleration. Physical Review Letters, 99(25), [255001]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.255001