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Enabling Lorentz boosted frame particle-in-cell simulations of laser wakefield acceleration in quasi-3D geometry

Peicheng Yu, Xinlu Xu, Asher Davidson, Adam Tableman, Thamine Dalichaouch, Fei Li, Michael D. Meyers, Weiming An, Frank S. Tsung, Viktor K. Decyk, Frederico Fiuza, Jorge Vieira (+4 others)
2016 Journal of Computational Physics  
When modeling laser wakefield acceleration (LWFA) using the particle-in-cell (PIC) algorithm in a Lorentz boosted frame, the plasma is drifting relativistically at β_b c towards the laser, which can lead  ...  We describe the details of how the NCI is eliminated for the quasi-3D geometry, the setups for simulations which combine the Lorentz boosted frame and quasi-3D geometry, the use of a moving window, and  ...  We note that determining how the Lorentz boosted frame factor γ b , cell sizes, time step, particle per cell, and other simulation parameters affect the modeling of LWFA in the Lorentz boosted frame remains  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2016.04.014 fatcat:bgxpcev565gurgiclpfv6mn2de

Stable discrete representation of relativistically drifting plasmas

M. Kirchen, R. Lehe, B. B. Godfrey, I. Dornmair, S. Jalas, K. Peters, J.-L. Vay, A. R. Maier
2016 Physics of Plasmas  
Application of the method is shown by modeling plasma accelerators in a Lorentz-transformed optimal frame of reference.  ...  Representing the electrodynamics of relativistically drifting particle ensembles in discrete, co-propagating Galilean coordinates enables the derivation of a Particle-in-Cell algorithm that is intrinsically  ...  In the following, Lorentz-boosted frame simulations of plasma acceleration with Fbpic are presented.  ... 
doi:10.1063/1.4964770 fatcat:udeoko5unvbojigkhcw3ekl5tm

Convergence in nonlinear laser wakefield accelerators modeling in a Lorentz-boosted frame

P. Lee, J.-L. Vay
2019 Computer Physics Communications  
Laser wakefield acceleration modeling using the Lorentz-boosted frame technique in the particle-in-cell code has demonstrated orders of magnitude speedups.  ...  It is observed that the Lorentz-boosted frame technique is capable of modeling complex particle dynamics with a significant speedup.  ...  In [16] , the author has studied the convergence of the evolution of the laser between the laboratory (lab) frame in quasi-3D geometry and in the boosted frame.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cpc.2018.12.013 fatcat:vmojf75z7velpoqvc5nu3ebyjq

Implementation of a hybrid particle code with a PIC description in r – z and a gridless description in ϕ into OSIRIS

A. Davidson, A. Tableman, W. An, F.S. Tsung, W. Lu, J. Vieira, R.A. Fonseca, L.O. Silva, W.B. Mori
2015 Journal of Computational Physics  
Examples, for laser wakefield acceleration, plasma wakefield acceleration, and beam loading are also presented and directions for future work are discussed.  ...  We show that this algorithm is a hybrid method which uses a particles-in-cell description in r-z and a gridless description in ϕ.  ...  in Lorentz boosted frames [7, 8, 9, 10] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2014.10.064 fatcat:kgpj2xexirgxfj2mdzlmsf32ny

Radially polarized, half-cycle, attosecond pulses from laser wakefields through coherent synchrotronlike radiation

F. Y. Li, Z. M. Sheng, M. Chen, L. L. Yu, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, W. B. Mori, J. Zhang
2014 Physical Review E  
Attosecond bursts of coherent synchrotron-like radiation are found when driving ultrathin relativistic electron disks in a quasi-one-dimensional regime of wakefield acceleration, in which the laser waist  ...  Saturation of the emission amplitudes is derived analytically and in agreement with particle-in-cell simulation.  ...  Simulations were supported by Shanghai Supercomputer Center and by the center for high performance computing at SJTU.  ... 
doi:10.1103/physreve.90.043104 pmid:25375611 fatcat:uf2r5abkgzd3rgfsvhax3btjii

Scalable spectral solver in Galilean coordinates for eliminating the numerical Cherenkov instability in particle-in-cell simulations of streaming plasmas

Manuel Kirchen, Remi Lehe, Soeren Jalas, Olga Shapoval, Jean-Luc Vay, Andreas R. Maier
2020 Physical review. E  
The method is applied to simulations of plasma acceleration in a Lorentz-boosted frame of reference.  ...  Discretizing Maxwell's equations in Galilean (comoving) coordinates allows the derivation of a pseudospectral solver that eliminates the numerical Cherenkov instability for electromagnetic particle-in-cell  ...  IV we apply the parallelized solver to multi-GPU Lorentz-boosted frame simulations of laserplasma acceleration using the quasi-3D PIC code FBPIC [16] . II.  ... 
doi:10.1103/physreve.102.013202 pmid:32794957 fatcat:5la7wpnohjfkreuoqvgfbeo6ti

High-throughput injection-acceleration of electron bunches from a linear accelerator to a laser wakefield accelerator [article]

Yipeng Wu, Jianfei Hua, Zheng Zhou, Jie Zhang, Shuang Liu, Bo Peng, Yu Fang, Xiaonan Ning, Zan Nie, Fei Li, Chaojie Zhang, Chih-Hao Pai (+4 others)
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Plasma-based accelerators (PBAs) driven by either intense lasers (laser wakefield accelerators, LWFAs) or particle beams (plasma wakefield accelerators, PWFAs), can accelerate charged particles at extremely  ...  In some recent studies on LWFA staging and external injection-acceleration in PWFA only a very small fraction (from below 0.1% to few percent) of the injected charge (the coupling efficiency) was accelerated  ...  To save the computational resources, the simulation of the acceleration section in Supplementary Fig. 4 is carried out in a Lorentz-boosted frame 33,34 with the relativistic factor !""  ... 
arXiv:2005.00183v1 fatcat:2thiejbfwbdvhdcqk2ik3yot2u

Simulation of plasma accelerators with the Particle-In-Cell method [article]

J.L.Vay
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Examples of simulations of laser-driven and particle beam-driven accelerators are given, including with mesh refinement.  ...  Special topics of relevance to the modeling of plasma accelerators are discussed, such as moving window, optimal Lorentz boosted frame, the numerical Cherenkov instability and its mitigation.  ...  Department of Energy Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration.  ... 
arXiv:2008.07300v1 fatcat:jgqf35hqhfbbjkqwn3cxc64ujy

Generation of high-energy electron-positron beams in the collision of a laser-accelerated electron beam and a multi-petawatt laser [article]

Mathieu Lobet, Xavier Davoine, Emmanuel d'Humières, Laurent Gremillet
2015 arXiv   pre-print
By means of integrated 3D particle-in-cell simulations, we show that the production of positron beams with 0.1-1 nC total charge, 100-400 MeV mean energy and 0.01-0.1 rad divergence is within the reach  ...  Generation of antimatter via the multiphoton Breit-Wheeler process in an all-optical scheme will be made possible on forthcoming high-power laser facilities through the collision of wakefield-accelerated  ...  The simulations were performed using HPC resources at TGCC/CCRT (Grant No. 2013-052707). We acknowledge PRACE for awarding us access to TGCC/Curie (Grant No. 2014112576).  ... 
arXiv:1510.02301v1 fatcat:siyqbkttizhvhcfpcfnds2f264

Multidimensional Plasma Wake Excitation in the Non-linear Blowout Regime [article]

J. Vieira, R.A. Fonseca, L.O. Silva
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We then use these results and provide design guidelines for the choice of laser and plasma parameters ensuring a stable laser wakefield accelerator that maximizes the quality of the accelerated electrons  ...  We outline some of the key properties of wakefield excitation in these regimes. We outline a multidimensional theory for the excitation of plasma wakefields in connection with current experiments.  ...  Fig. 5 : 5 (Picture taken from Ref. [27] ) 3D PIC simulation in a Lorentz boosted frame of a laser wakefield accelerator using a 250 J laser pulse in self-injection, self-guiding scenarios: (a) shows the  ... 
arXiv:1607.03514v2 fatcat:zhou7gsx2rd6nh46ch3ggv2kkq

A quasi-static particle-in-cell algorithm based on an azimuthal Fourier decomposition for highly efficient simulations of plasma-based acceleration: QPAD [article]

Fei Li, Weiming An, Viktor K. Decyk, Xinlu Xu, Mark J. Hogan, Warren B. Mori
2020 arXiv   pre-print
The 3D quasi-static particle-in-cell (PIC) algorithm is a very efficient method for modeling short-pulse laser or relativistic charged particle beam-plasma interactions.  ...  It has been shown to be capable to accurately model the evolution of lasers and particle beams in a variety of scenarios.  ...  Effective utilization of such computers has enabled full-scale 3D modeling of intense laser or relativistic charged particles interaction with plasma in some cases.  ... 
arXiv:2002.08494v1 fatcat:w7pwrcwiibfpppdewu7xlfqkei

Synthetic radiation diagnostics as a pathway for studying plasma dynamics from advanced accelerators to astrophysical observations

Richard Pausch, Ulrich Schramm, Michael Bussmann
2019 Zenodo  
Based on particle-in-cell simulations, both the radiation signatures of micrometer-sized laser plasma accelerators and light-year-sized plasma jets are simulated with the same highly parallel radiation  ...  The basics and limits of classical radiation calculation, as well as the theoretical and technical foundation of modern plasma simulation using the particle-in-cell method, are briefly introduced.  ...  The image is a 3D visualization of a simulation performed with the particle-in-cell code PIConGPU. [R1] .  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3616045 fatcat:2v22os43d5dgvmkd77qkvlhsca

Fundamentals and Applications of Hybrid LWFA-PWFA

Bernhard Hidding, Andrew Beaton, Lewis Boulton, Sebastién Corde, Andreas Doepp, Fahim Ahmad Habib, Thomas Heinemann, Arie Irman, Stefan Karsch, Gavin Kirwan, Alexander Knetsch, Grace Gloria Manahan (+5 others)
2019 Applied Sciences  
Fundamental similarities and differences between laser-driven plasma wakefield acceleration (LWFA) and particle-driven plasma wakefield acceleration (PWFA) are discussed.  ...  The complementary features enable the conception and development of novel hybrid plasma accelerators, which allow previously not accessible compact solutions for high quality electron bunch generation  ...  Figure 9 visualizes this approach by particle-in-cell simulations with the code VSim.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app9132626 fatcat:wqauaobxhjb2vkwby6l5bqj7uq

Computationally efficient methods for modelling laser wakefield acceleration in the blowout regime

B. M. COWAN, S. Y. KALMYKOV, A. BECK, X. DAVOINE, K. BUNKERS, A. F. LIFSCHITZ, E. LEFEBVRE, D. L. BRUHWILER, B. A. SHADWICK, D. P. UMSTADTER
2012 Journal of Plasma Physics  
particles per cell, enabling good particle statistics.  ...  In our case, the quasi-cylindrical code CALDER-CIRC uses decomposition of fields and currents into a set of poloidal modes, while the macroparticles move in the Cartesian 3D space.  ...  These algorithms have been also explored for LPA as a means of reducing noise in boosted-frame simulations (Vay et al. 2011) .  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0022377812000517 fatcat:53jneuz2anevdieuwksaqco3vu

Injection, trapping, and acceleration of electrons in a three-dimensional nonlinear laser wakefield

S. Yu. Kalmykov, L. M. Gorbunov, P. Mora, G. Shvets
2006 Physics of Plasmas  
This effect is favorable for quasimonoenergetic acceleration of a considerable charge ͑several hundreds of pC͒ to about 1 GeV per electron in the plasma wakefield driven by an ultrashort ͑ϳ30 fs͒ weakly  ...  It is demonstrated that the accelerating and focusing phases of the nonlinear three-dimensional axisymmetric laser wake can almost entirely overlap starting from a certain distance behind the laser pulse  ...  The weakly nonlinear Eqs. ͑3͒ and ͑4͒ are validated by 3D ͑in cylindrical geometry͒ particle-in-cell simulations via fully relativistic time-averaged code WAKE. 29 Slowly varying amplitude of a linearly  ... 
doi:10.1063/1.2363172 fatcat:yco7ikgecvepda2tcczcv7x2xq
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