Measurement of the decelerating wake in a plasma wakefield accelerator

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

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Recent experiments at SLAC have shown that high gradient acceleration of electrons is achievable in meter scale plasmas. Results from these experiments show that the wakefield is sensitive to parameters in the electron beam which drives it. In the experiment the bunch lengths were varied systematically at constant charge. The effort to extract a measurement of the decelerating wake from the maximum energy loss of the electron beam is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-574
Number of pages6
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop - Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 27 2008Aug 2 2008


  • Decelerating wake measurement
  • PWFA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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