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WEPLG03  Theoretical and Computational Modeling of a Plasma Wakefield BBU Instability  341 


Funding: This work was supported in part by the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics, under contract number DESC0018718. Plasma wakefield accelerators achieve accelerating gradients on the order of the wavebreaking limit, m c^{2} k_{p}/e, so that higher accelerating gradients correspond to shorter plasma wavelengths. Smallscale accelerating structures, such as plasma and dielectric wakefields, are susceptible to the beam breakup instability (BBU), which can be understood from the PanofskyWenzel theorem: if the fundamental accelerating mode scales as b^{1} for a structure radius b, then the dipole mode must scale as b^{3}, meaning that high accelerating gradients necessarily come with strong dipole wake fields. Because of this relationship, any plasmaacceleratorbased future collider will require detailed study of the tradeoffs between extracting the maximum energy from the driver and mitigating the beam breakup instability. Recent theoretical work* predicts the tradeoff between the witness bunch stability and the amount of energy that can be extracted from the drive bunch, a socalled efficiencyinstability relation . We will discuss the beam breakup instability and the efficiencyinstability relation and the theoretical assumptions made in reaching this conclusion. We will also present preliminary particleincell simulations of a beamdriven plasma wakefield accelerator used to test the domain of validity for the assumptions made in this model. * V. Lebedev, A. Burov, and S. Nagaitsev, "Efficiency versus instability in plasma accelerators", Phys. Rev. Acc. Beams 20, 121301 (2017). 

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DOI •  reference for this paper ※ https://doi.org/10.18429/JACoWICAP2018WEPLG03  
About •  paper received ※ 01 November 2018 paper accepted ※ 28 January 2019 issue date ※ 26 January 2019  
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