Plasma Channel Undulator for Narrow-Bandwidth X-Ray Generation

S. G. Rykovanov, J. W. Wang, V. Yu Kharin, B. Lei, C. B. Schroeder, C. G.R. Geddes, E. Esarey, W. P. Leemans

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review


A new plasma channel undulator concept based on the wakefields generated by short intense laser pulse undergoing centroid oscillations inside parabolic plasma channel is presented. The period of such an undulator is proportional to the Rayleigh length of the laser pulse and can be in the submillimeter range, while its strength can reach unity. Two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations of the laser pulse propagation and wakefields are presented. Spontaneous radiation produced by the electron beam inside the plasma undulator is calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-Ray Lasers 2016 - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers
EditorsTetsuya Kawachi, Sergei V. Bulanov, Hiroyuki Daido, Yoshiaki Kato
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783319730240
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, ICXRL 2016 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 22 May 201627 May 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941


Conference15th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, ICXRL 2016


Dive into the research topics of 'Plasma Channel Undulator for Narrow-Bandwidth X-Ray Generation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this