A beamline design to transport laser wakefield electrons to a transverse gradient undulator

Dewhurst, K. A. and Owen, H. L. and Muratori, B. D. and Brunetti, E. and Jaroszynski, D. A. and Wiggins, S. M. (2018) A beamline design to transport laser wakefield electrons to a transverse gradient undulator. In: 9th International Particle Accelerator Conference. JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland, pp. 1577-1580. ISBN 9783954501847

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    Abstract

    The Cockcroft Beamline is to be installed at the Scottish Centre for the Application of Plasma-based Accelerators (SCAPA). The beamline is designed to transport 1 GeV electrons from a laser wakefield acceleration (LWFA) source to a pair of transverse gradient undulators. The project aims to produce X-ray undulator radiation in the first phase and free-electron laser (FEL) radiation in the second phase. The total beamline will be less than 23 m long, thus the Cockcroft Beamline has the potential to be the UK’s first compact X-ray FEL. Here we present the main features of the beamline design.