WP2: Physics and Simulation

WP Leader :  Phi Nghiem (CEA)
WP Co-Leader: Luis Oliveira e Silva (IST)

Extensive simulations will be carried out across the EuPRAXIA consortium to optimize the plasma, laser and electron beam parameters for both, the plasma injector and the accelerating modules. This will include injection from a conventional linac, as well as using self-injection from a laser-driven plasma cell.

Start-to-end simulations are planned to determine optimum sets of plasma modules and beam parameters. The investigations will target the achievable final energy and bunch charge, but also the energy spread and transverse emittance of the electron bunches.

Acceptable tolerance levels will be evaluated by studying the effects from various error sources including laser intensity, plasma density, as well as spatial and temporal tolerances.