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The FLASHForward facility at DESY

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  • A. Aschikhin
  • C. Behrens
  • S. Bohlen
  • J. Dale
  • N. Delbos
  • L. Di Lucchio
  • E. Elsen
  • J. H. Erbe
  • M. Felber
  • B. Foster
  • L. Goldberg
  • J. Grebenyuk
  • J. N. Gruse
  • B. Hidding
  • Zhanghu Hu
  • S. Karstensen
  • A. Knetsch
  • O. Kononenko
  • V. Libov
  • K. Ludwig
  • A. R. Maier
  • A. Martinez De La Ossa
  • T. Mehrling
  • F. Pannek
  • L. Schaper
  • H. Schlarb
  • B. Schmidt
  • S. Schreiber
  • J. P. Schwinkendorf
  • H. Steel
  • G. Tauscher
  • V. Wacker
  • S. Weichert
  • S. Wunderlich
  • J. Zemella
  • J. Osterhoff
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/01/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)175-183
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date17/10/15
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The FLASHForward project at DESY is a pioneering plasma-wakefield acceleration experiment that aims to produce, in a few centimetres of ionised hydrogen, beams with energy of order GeV that are of quality sufficient to be used in a free-electron laser. The plasma is created by ionising a gas in a gas cell with a multi-TW laser system. The plasma wave will be driven by high-current-density electron beams from the FLASH linear accelerator. The laser system can also be used to provide optical diagnostics of the plasma and electron beams due to the