wiki:Research/GaborLens/Meetings/2020/05/14

Gabor Lens meeting: 14May20; 16:00 BST

Present: KL, CW, AK, HTL, TSD, RB

Notes

  1. Introduction, notes and actions: KL/All
    • JPo: Provide TSD with the geometry of the present prototype Gabor lens
      • Stands.
    • KL/RB: Take a look at the Bingham et al paper on laser-driven accelerator for medicine
      • Stands.
    • CW: Introduce Titus to D. Spears and find the ISIS person to contact about access to VSim
      • Done.
        • CW has talked to DS and KR and feeling is that problem is tractable. Might be able to use the version of VSIM in Strathclyde (version 5). So, this might be a way forward. Possible to use SMILEI to do the plasma simulation too. But, needs to have field maps input. Does not necessarily have the correct boundary conditions. When TSD is ready, get in touch with DSpears with others in CC.
    • TSD: Advise on machine requirements for our use of VSIM
      • Superseded. Plan as outlined above.
    • RB: Advise on VSIM contact in ISIS
      • Superseded. KL will raise with J.Thomason. Pass action to.
    • AK: Circulate relevant documentation on SMILEI so that experts can judge whether the code can be used for instability simulation.
      • Done.
  1. Review of calculation of instability: RB
    The diocotron frequency is proportional to the plasma frequency squared divided by the cyclotron frequency which is 90n/B where n is the density (cm-3) and B (Gauss) is the magnetic field. For hollow densities in the transverse direction the growth rate is a geometric factor x the diocotron frequency. The geometric factor is a function of the radius, electrode positions etc. For instability it requires a + slope in the radial density profile. A small slope gives rise to growth rates much smaller than the diocotron frequency.
    Colin has provided the geometric parameters that I will need to calculate more accurately the growth rates. I do however need to know the profile. Square, Gaussian, hollow ...? Discussion of instability growth followed. Good in-principle understanding between RB and CW. Need to work out the detailed modes, which requires the precise parameters to which we're working. Also need to look at modes that are available in the literature.
    TSD will provide beam envelope as a function of distance along the beam line for CW to plot.
  1. Updates on the particle generation: HT
    G.Hicks has sent an example simulation of laser on a thin foil. HTL is working through the input file to see how parameters are set.
  1. Updates on the simulation of Gabor lens: TSD
    More input conditions for input file have been added. But, now really need the graphical interface to make progress.
  1. Discussion of next steps: All
    KL: Proposal preparation has started.
    RB: Clarification on Tuesday meetings.

Summary of actions:

  • JPo: Provide TSD with the geometry of the present prototype Gabor lens
  • KL/RB: Take a look at the Bingham et al paper on laser-driven accelerator for medicine
  • TSD: Provide beam envelope as a function of distance along the beam line for CW to plot

Agenda

  1. Introduction, notes and actions: KL/All
    • JPo: Provide TSD with the geometry of the present prototype Gabor lens
    • KL/RB: Take a look at the Bingham et al paper on laser-driven accelerator for medicine
    • CW: Introduce Titus to D. Spears and find the ISIS person to contact about access to VSim
    • TSD: Advise on machine requirements for our use of VSIM
    • RB: Advise on VSIM contact in ISIS
    • AK: Circulate relevant documentation on SMILEI so that experts can judge whether the code can be used for instability simulation.
  1. Review of calculation of instability: RB
  1. Updates on the particle generation: HT
  1. Updates on the simulation of Gabor lens: TSD
  1. Discussion of next steps: All

Connection details

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