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RIS citation export for THPGW059: Laser-Plasma Acceleration Modeling Approach in the Case of ESCULAP Project.

AU  - Kubytskyi, V.
AU  - Baynar, E.
AU  - Bruni, C.
AU  - Cassou, K.
AU  - Chaumat, V.
AU  - Delerue, N.
AU  - Demailly, J.
AU  - Douillet, D.
AU  - Garzella, D.
AU  - Guilbaud, O.
AU  - Jenzer, S.
AU  - Kazamias, S.
AU  - Lucas, B.
AU  - Maynard, G.
AU  - Neveu, O.
AU  - Pittman, M.
AU  - Prazeres, R.
AU  - Purwar, H.
AU  - Ros, D.
AU  - Wang, K.
ED  - Boland, Mark
ED  - Tanaka, Hitoshi
ED  - Button, David
ED  - Dowd, Rohan
ED  - Schaa, Volker RW
ED  - Tan, Eugene
TI  - Laser-Plasma Acceleration Modeling Approach in the Case of ESCULAP Project.
J2  - Proc. of IPAC2019, Melbourne, Australia, 19-24 May 2019
CY  - Melbourne, Australia
T2  - International Particle Accelerator Conference
T3  - 10
LA  - english
AB  - Objective of ESCULAP project is the experimental study of Laser-Plasma Acceleration (LPA) of relativistic electron bunch from photo-injector in 10 cm length plasma cell *. In parallel, numerical tools have been developed in order to optimize the setup configuration and the analysis of the expected results. The most important issue when dealing with numerical simulation over such large interaction distances is to obtain a good accuracy at a limited computing cost in order to be able to perform parametric studies. Reduction of the computational cost can be obtained either by using state-of-the-art numerical technics and/or by introducing adapted approximation in the physical model. Concerning LPA, the relevant Maxwell-Vlasov equations can be numerically solved by Particle-In-Cell (PIC) methods without any additional approximation, but can be very computationally expensive. On the other hand, the quasi-static approximation ***, which yields a drastic reduction of the computational cost, appears to be well adapted to the LPA regime. In this paper we present a detailed comparison of the performance, in terms of CPU, of LPA calculations and of the accuracies of their results obtained either with a highly optimized PIC code (FBPIC **) or with the well known quasi-static code WAKE ***. We first show that, when considering a sufficiently low charge bunch for which the beam loading effect can be neglected, the quasi-static approximation is fully validated in the LPA regime. The case of a higher bunch charge, with significant beam loading effects, has also been investigated using an enhanced version of WAKE, named WAKE-EP. Additionally, a cost evaluation, in terms of used energy per calculation, has also been done using the multi-CPU and multi-GPU versions of FBPIC.
PB  - JACoW Publishing
CP  - Geneva, Switzerland
SP  - 3723
EP  - 3725
KW  - plasma
KW  - electron
KW  - laser
KW  - acceleration
DA  - 2019/06
PY  - 2019
SN  - 978-3-95450-208-0
DO  - DOI: 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-THPGW059
UR  - http://jacow.org/ipac2019/papers/thpgw059.pdf
ER  -