FLASHForward

| Future-Oriented Wakefield Accelerator Research and Developement at FLASH

FLASHForward

Future-Oriented Wakefield Accelerator Research and Developement at FLASH

Future-Oriented Wakefield Accelerator Research and Developement at FLASH

Future-Oriented Wakefield Accelerator Research and Developement at FLASH

Richard

D'Arcy

FLASHForward Coordinator

richard.darcy@desy.de

FLASHForward is a pioneering beam-driven plasma-wakefield experiment that aims to produce, in a few centimeters of ionized hydrogen, electron beams of energies exceeding 1.5 GeV, which are of sufficient quality to demonstrate gain in a free-electron laser. The experimental beamline will enable milestone studies assessing internal injection of particle beams from the plasma background, external injection of high-quality beams from FLASH, and controlled beam capturing and release for subsequent applications. The facility provides a unique combination of low-emittance, GeV-class electrons from a superconducting MHz repetition-rate accelerator synchronised to a 25 TW laser interacting in a windowless, optically accessible, versatile plasma target. Experiments commenced in 2018, opening up new avenues in the highly dynamic research field of plasma wakefield acceleration.

Stephan

Wesch

FLASHForward Technical Coordinator

stephan.wesch@desy.de