Robust Autoresonant Excitation in the Plasma Beat-Wave Accelerator: A Theoretical Study

@article{Charman2004RobustAE,
  title={Robust Autoresonant Excitation in the Plasma Beat-Wave Accelerator: A Theoretical Study},
  author={A. J. E. Charman and R. Lindberg and J. Wurtele and U. C. Berkeley and Lazar Friedland},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2005 Particle Accelerator Conference},
  year={2004},
  pages={3688-3690}
}
A modified version of the Plasma Beat-Wave Accelerator scheme is presented, which is based on autoresonant phase-locking of the nonlinear Langmuir wave to the slowly chirped beat frequency of the driving lasers via adiabatic passage through resonance. Compared to traditional approaches, the autoresonant scheme achieves larger accelerating electric fields for given laser intensity; the plasma wave excitation is more robust to variations in plasma density; it is largely insensitive to the details… CONTINUE READING