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Title: Modeling laser wakefield accelerator experiments with ultrafast particle-in-cell simulations in boosted frames
Authors: Martins, S. F.
Fonseca, R. A.
Vieira, J.
Silva, L. O.
Lu, W.
Mori, W. B.
Keywords: Particle beam bunching
Plasma density
Plasma kinetic theory
Plasma light propagation
Plasma nonlinear waves
Plasma simulation
Wakefield accelerators
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: American Physical Society
Abstract: The development of new laser systems at the 10 Petawatt range will push laser wakefield accelerators to novel regimes, for which theoretical scalings predict the possibility to accelerate electron bunches up to tens of GeVs in meter-scale plasmas. Numerical simulations will play a crucial role in testing, probing, and optimizing the physical parameters and the setup of future experiments. Fully kinetic simulations are computationally very demanding, pushing the limits of today's supercomputers. In this paper, the recent developments in the OSIRIS framework [R. A. Fonseca , Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 2331, 342 (2002)] are described, in particular the boosted frame scheme, which leads to a dramatic change in the computational resources required to model laser wakefield accelerators. Results from one-to-one modeling of the next generation of laser systems are discussed, including the confirmation of electron bunch acceleration to the energy frontier.
Description: WOS:000278182900137 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science)
“Prémio Científico ISCTE-IUL 2011”
Peer reviewed: Sim
URI: https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/public/pub/id/6401
http://hdl.handle.net/10071/6774
ISSN: 1070-664X
Publisher version: The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3358139
Appears in Collections:CTI-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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