Hosing Instability in the Blow-Out Regime for Plasma-Wakefield Acceleration

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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)]. The growth of the instability is found to be affected by the beam parameters unlike in the standard theory Whittum et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 991 (1991)] 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.

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Huang, C.; Lu, W.; Zhou, M.; Clayton, C.E.; Joshi, C.; Mori, W.B. et al. February 13, 2008.

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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)]. The growth of the instability is found to be affected by the beam parameters unlike in the standard theory Whittum et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 991 (1991)] 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.

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  • Journal Name: Phys.Rev.Lett.99:255001,2007; Journal Volume: 99

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Huang, C.; Lu, W.; Zhou, M.; Clayton, C.E.; Joshi, C.; Mori, W.B. et al. Hosing Instability in the Blow-Out Regime for Plasma-Wakefield Acceleration, article, February 13, 2008; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc895555/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.