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PHYSICAL REVIEW E VOLUME 56, NUMBER 6 DECEMBER 1997

Electromagnetic wake fields and beam stability in slab-symmetric dielectric structures


A. Tremaine and J. Rosenzweig
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90095

P. Schoessow
Division of High Energy Physics, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, Illinois 60439
~Received 28 March 1997!
Several promising schemes for high-gradient acceleration of charged particles in slab-symmetric electro-
magnetic structures have been recently proposed. In this paper we investigate, by both computer simulation and
theoretical analysis, the longitudinal and transverse wake fields experienced by a relativistic charged particle
beam in a planar structure. We show that in the limit of an infinitely wide beam the net deflecting wake fields
vanishes. This result is verified in the limit of a large aspect ratio ~sheet! beam by finite beam analysis based
on a Fourier decomposition of the current profile, as well as a paraxial wave analysis of the wake fields driven
by Gaussian profile beams. The Fourier analysis forms the basis of an examination of flute instability in the
sheet beam system. Practical implications of this result for beam stability and enhanced current loading in
short-wavelength advanced accelerators are discussed. @S1063-651X~97!01611-5#

PACS number~s!: 41.75.Ht, 29.17.1w, 29.27.2a, 41.60.Bq

I. INTRODUCTION vide for a Fourier decomposition of the beam current in x,


again employing analytical and computational tools. These
The use of planar structures for advanced accelerator ap- results are then compared in Sec. V to those obtained from
plications has been discussed recently in the context of both assumption of a beam current which is Gaussian in x, an
metallic, disk-loaded millimeter wave structures for linear analysis which is similar in methodology to that used on
collider applications @1# and high gradient dielectric loaded- paraxial photon beam modes. In Sec. VI, the transverse BBU
structures excited by lasers @2#. It has been noted that this instability of these beams arising from the dipole modelike
type of electromagnetic structure may have advantages over wake fields is analyzed in two limits: a single bunch ‘‘flute’’
the usual axisymmetry, in ease of external power coupling instability, in which ripples in the beam transverse distribu-
and lowered space-charge forces @2#. More importantly, it tion self-amplify, and the multibunch instability due to long-
has also been speculated @1,2# that the transverse wake fields range wakes. We conclude in Sec. VII with a discussion of
associated with this class of structure are mitigated, thus di- the practical implications of our results for short-wavelength
minishing the beam breakup ~BBU! instability which typi- accelerators, comparing the performance of slab-symmetric
cally limits the beam current in short-wavelength accelera- and cylindrically symmetric systems from the points of view
tors. This instability arises from off-axis beam current of beam loading and transverse stability.
excitation of dipole mode wake fields which in turn steer
trailing particles; a measure of the strength of this problem is II. WAKE FIELDS: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
the amplitude of the transverse wake fields. In this paper we
show, by both theoretical and computational analysis, that Before we begin an analysis of wake fields which can be
the transverse wake-field amplitude is in fact diminished for excited in slab-symmetric dielectric-loaded structures, we in-
asymmetric ~s x @l 0 /2p . s y , where s indicates the rms troduce some general considerations concerning the possible
beam size, and l 0 52 pv /c is the vacuum wavelength of the forms of these fields. The first of these considerations con-
electromagnetic wave! relativistic bunched beams. Indeed, in cerns the relationship between the longitudinal and trans-
the limit of a structure and beam which is much larger in x verse components of the fields, while the second concerns
than in y, the transverse wake fields vanish, in analogy to the the constraints on functional form of the field components
monopole modes of axisymmetric structures. given by the Maxwell wave equations.
The organization of this paper is as follows. We begin in The possible forms of the wake fields left behind a rela-
Sec. II with some general results which constrain the pos- tivistic charged particle, and the net forces imparted by these
sible forms of the wake fields, including the relationship of wake fields on trailing charged particles, are constrained by
the longitudinal to the transverse wake fields, and the addi- the Maxwell equations, in ways that were initially described
tional implications on the form of the wake fields arising by Panofsky and Wenzel @3#. The original theorem given in
from the vacuum dispersion relation. Wake fields due to Ref. @3# gives a relationship between the integrated longitu-
beams in the infinitely wide limit are analyzed in Sec. III, dinal and transverse momentum kicks a particle receives as it
with a frequency domain analytical theory compared to com- traverses, in the constant-velocity, paraxial limit, an isolated
putational modeling in the time domain. In Sec. IV, as a first medium or device with an electromagnetic excitation. We
step in the analysis of finite beam effects, we will then pro- generalize this theorem in two ways: ~1! we include fields

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arising possibly from free charges, assuming that fields and in the region R, AW 50, when evaluated at the end points of
potentials vanish at infinity; and ~2! we give an alternate integration. This condition makes the first term inside the
form of the theorem applicable in the infinite medium or integrand in Eq. ~2.6! vanish, and we obtain
structure limit, which is of use when describing a very long

F E G
interaction between charged particles and their environment.
The assumptions leading to these generalized forms of the q
Y
DpY 5¹ ~ b b A z 2 f ! dz . ~2.7!
Panofsky-Wenzel deflection theorem still include, explicitly, b bc R
that the particle receiving the kick travels parallel to the z
axis, with a velocity which is constant.
The net Lorentz force on a charged particle consists of the Since the integrated momentum kick field DpY can be derived
sum of electric and magnetic components. In general, the from a potential, its curl must vanish,
electric field EY may be derived from a scalar potential ~f!
and a vector potential (AY ), Y 3 ~ DpY ! 50.
¹ ~2.8!

This expression is more usefully written to display the rela-


1 ] AY
Y 52
E Y f.
2¹ ~2.1! tionship between the longitudinal and transverse kicks,
c ]t

] ~ DpY ' !
Inserting Eq. ~2.1! into the Lorentz force equation, with the Y ~ Dp ! 5
¹ . ~2.9!
'
W c and charge q, we have
z
]z
beam particle velocity nW b [ b b

It should be noted that this form of the deflection theorem is


Y 5q ~ FY 1 b̄ 3BY ! [qW
F W, ~2.2! much more general than that due to Panofsky and Wenzel, in
b
that can be applied to interactions in which free charges and
currents come in contact with the beam, such as plasma wake
where, for a particle traveling parallel to the z axis, we may fields @4# and the beam-beam interaction @5#. It states that, for
write a deflection kick to occur, there must be transverse variation
of the longitudinal kick imparted by the fields in the isolated

S D
system under consideration.
] AY
b b 3BY 5 b b ẑ3 ~ ¹
Y 3AY ! 5 b ¹Y ~ A !2 The equivalent expression of the deflection theorem in the
. ~2.3!
b z
]z case of continuously applied wave fields can also be derived.
Here we make the wave ansatz, that the fields’ longitudinal
and temporal dependence can be expressed solely in terms of
Y,
We can obtain from Eqs. ~2.1!–~2.3! an expression for W z 5z2 n f t. In this case we ignore all transients in the prob-
the net force per unit charge q, as lem, which are in any event covered well by the form of the
theorem given in Eq. ~2.8!. Explicitly examining the curl of

F G
the net force on a particle traveling parallel to the z axis with
1 ] AY ] AY speed n b , we have
Y 52
W Y f1b ¹
2¹ Y ~ A !2 . ~2.4!
c ]t b z
]z
Y 3W
¹ Y 3 ~ EY 1 bW 3BY ! 5¹
W 5¹ Y 3EY 2 ~ bW •¹
Y ! BY 5¹
Y 3EY
b b
Using the assumed condition that b b is constant ~an excellent
approximation for relativistic beams, b b >1! we can express b b ] BY
the partial derivatives in Eq. ~2.4! in terms of the ~convec- 1 . ~2.10!
nf ]t
tive! full derivative in z,
Thus, for n b 5 n f , which is always assumed true for wake
1
c
S ] AY
]t
1nb
]z
D
] AY
5
1 dAY
c dt
5bb
dAY
dz
. ~2.5!
fields in the relativistic beam limit ~a wake field satisfying
the wave ansatz must satisfy this condition!, we have that the
wake field is conservative,

The full momentum transfer, through a region R, due to the Y


1 ]B ] WW !
net Lorentz force, can now be rewritten as Y 3W
¹ Y 3EY 1
W 5¹ Y W 5 ~ ' .
50W , or ¹' z
c ]t ]z
~2.11!

D pY 5
q
b bc
EFR
2bb
dAY
dz
1¹ b z G
Y ~ b A 2 f ! dz. ~2.6! This form of the theorem basically states that when the wave
phase velocity is equal to the beam velocity, a transformation
to the rest frame gives a purely electrostatic net force, which
For an isolated system where EW and BW are nonvanishing only is always conservative. Since we are concerned here with a
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translationally invariant ~in z! structure, we will be more wide charge distribution, means that a horizontally oriented
interested in the form of the deflection theorem given by Eq. uniform line charge ~the simplest equivalent to a point
~2.11!. It should also be noted that neither form of the de- charge with slab symmetry! has the equivalent field structure
flection theorem restricts the fields to those arising from the of an infinite, uniform sheet of charge. Thus, like the fields
wake of a charged particle beam. In fact, Eq. ~2.9! is valid arising from an infinite sheet, those arising from an ultrarela-
for all localized electromagnetic and electrostatic fields, tivistic line charge are independent of how far away from the
while Eq. ~2.11! applies to any interaction where the beam line charge the two sides of the structure are; the line charge
and wave phase velocity is ultrarelativistic, including wake does not couple asymmetrically to the structure, and no net
fields, as well as applied resonant accelerating fields such as transverse force is possible.
those found in most electon linear accelerators. From the point of view of the Maxwell equations, the
Equations ~2.9! and ~2.11! imply that any transverse following argument also illuminates the physics of the fully
variation of the longitudinal wake field W z must produce a slab-symmetric case. With this symmetry, it is clear that
transverse wake field W W ' with a nonvanishing longitudinal there must be no force in the x-direction. This implies that
derivative. Since our analysis below will be concerned with the fields are purely transverse magnetic ~TM!, because the
electromagnetic modes separable in Cartesian coordinates, at existence of nonvanishing B z implies a nonvanishing B y , as
this point it is useful to recall the dispersion relation govern- the condition ¹ W •BW 50 in slab symmetry gives ] B / ] y5
y
ing the variation of the field components, 2 ] B z / ] z52ik z B z . To balance the nonvanishing B y , and
give a vanishing horizontal force, we must have a nonvan-

SD
ishing E x , which is forbidden by symmetry. Thus we have
v 2
rigorously shown that, as in the case of azimuthal symmetry,
k 2x 1k 2y 1k 2z 5 me . ~2.12!
c a pure TM field, for which it is straightforward to show also
implies that B x 52E y . For an ultrarelativistic beam, this is
the condition for which the net vertical force vanishes. It
We will examine below the fields acting on charged particles
should be noted that for the isolated systems governed by Eq.
which are ~1! located in vacuum, so m 5 e 51; and ~2! with
~2.9!, that the condition imposed on the vertical force is a bit
ultrarelativistic particle and wake-field phase velocities ( n b
weaker—it must be a constant, not necessarily zero. This,
> v /k z >c). Under these conditions, Eq. ~2.12! yields that
however, clearly represents the case of a static field ~the k z
k 2x 52k 2y ; if one of the wave numbers is real, the other must 50 limit in the wave case!, and thus is not of interest for
be imaginary and of equal amplitude. It should be noted that wake-excited systems.
a more general statement, applicable independent of an as- It should be emphasized again that the strict vanishing of
sumed symmetry, is that ultrarelativistic wake fields gener- the transverse electromagnetic force is obtained only in the
ally obey the two-dimensional Laplace equation ¹ W 2 W >0. limit of relativistic beam and phase velocities, and for infi-
' i
The most interesting limit, from the point of view of the nitely wide in x slab-symmetric systems. The assumption of
present investigations, in discussing wake fields from ul- relativistic velocities is quite good for nearly all situations of
trarelativistic beams in structures with Cartesian symmetry is interest; deviations from force cancellation due to finite
the case where W z has no dependence on one of the trans- beam width are studied in detail below.
verse coordinates. This corresponds to the physical situation
where the structure and beam, and thus electromagnetic III. WAKE FIELDS IN THE INFINITE BEAM CASE
wake fields, are infinite and invariant in this coordinate,
which we now designate as x. Then we have k x 50, which in The structure considered here, shown in Fig. 1, is a slab-
turn implies that k y 50, and there is no transverse depen- symmetric dielectric-loaded geometry, with a dielectric ma-
dence on the longitudinal wake field W z . Equation ~2.11! terial of permittivity e .1 ( m 51) in the regions a< u y u
then implies that the transverse wake field in this case has no <b, a vacuum gap ( e 51), and conducting boundaries at
longitudinal derivative. Since all components of the wake u y u 5b. This structure is chosen both for ease of calculation
field are by assumption harmonic in z with a nonvanishing and because of the recent interest displayed in this, as well as
wave number k z 5 v /c, we deduce that the transverse wake similar, dielectric-loaded devices @2,6–8#. In the usual fash-
field indeed must vanish in this limit. This vanishing of the ion, we initially assume that Cerenkov radiation-induced
transverse wake field under the condition of slab symmetry wake fields travel in the beam propagation direction z, with
( ] / ] x50) can be seen as the analog of the vanishing of the a phase velocity equal to the beam velocity, and with both
transverse wake-field under the more familiar condition of ultrarelativistic, n f 5 n b >c. Instead of the common Green-
azimuthal symmetry—] / ] u 50, for azimuthal mode number function approach to calculation of the wake-field response,
m50 ~monopole! fields. however, we will analytically calculate the wake fields by
This result can also be understood physically in a number use of energy balance arguments. This approach requires
of ways, both from the point of view of coupling of the beam only that we determine the mode characteristics of the struc-
to the structure, and the explicit restrictions of the Maxwell ture rather than evaluate rather difficult integrals in the
equations. In order for the beam to drive transverse wake Green-function analysis. The full wake-field response is then
fields, it must couple to the structure in an asymmetric way found by performing a summation of the wake-field coupling
when the beam leaves the symmetry (y50) plane. However, of each mode with a further convolution integral over the
the assumption of near speed-of-light beam velocity implies beam current profile.
that the beam self-fields collapse to a transversally oriented We begin by examining the limiting case of no x depen-
Lorentz disc. This, combined with an assumed infinitely dence of the structure, beam, and resultant electromagnetic
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FIG. 1. ~Color! Schematic of a


slab-symmetric, dielectric-loaded
structure, with a vacuum gap half-
height a, dielectric layers of per-
mittivity e, and a thickness b2a,
with metal boundaries at u y u 5b.

mode, as was done in previous analyses of this two- E z,n 5E 0 exp@ ik n z # , ~3.1!
dimensional problem @9#. By assumption, the longitudinal
and temporal dependence of the fields of the nth mode ex-
with no x or y dependence, where E 0 is an arbitrary ampli-
cited by the beam is of the form exp@iknz#, where k n
tude, while in the dielectric (a,y,b) we must have
5 v n /c. As the excited modes in this limit are purely TM,
we need only solve for E z in this analysis. We shall verify in
the following sections that this behavior is obtained in the E z,n 5A n E 0 exp@ ik n z # sin@ s y,n ~ y2b !# , ~3.2!
limit of a very wide, yet finite-sized, beam. For the TM case
we need only additionally consider the vertical dependence
of the longitudinal electric field to determine the mode fields with s y,n 5k n Ae 21. Application of the boundary conditions
completely. Inside of the gap ( u y u ,a), we have at y5a ~continuity of E z and D y , which is trivially derived

FIG. 2. ~Color! False color contour map of W z for a slab-symmetric structure with a vacuum gap half-height a52.5 m m, a dielectric ~of
permittivity e 54! in the regions a, u y u ,b between the gap and the conducting boundaries at u y u 5b55 m m, from time-domain electro-
magnetic field solver. The ultrarelativistic beam distribution is infinite in x, with a line charge density l5dq/dx5 A2/ps z , infinitesimal in
y ~at y51 m m! and Gaussian in z with standard deviation s z 50.5 m m, centered at about z527.5 m m. The color map is linear and in
spectral order, with red most negative, violet most positive, and blue-green the zero-field strength.
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FIG. 3. ~Color! False color contour map of W y for the structure and beam described in Fig. 1. The transverse wake field essentially
vanishes in the vacuum gap for an infinitely wide ~in x! beam.

W •D
from E z from the relation ¹ W 50! allows a determination can equate this energy loss per unit length with the field
of the eigenvalue of each mode through the transcendental energy per unit length left behind the ultrarelativistic linear
relation charge density as

cot@ k n Ae 21 ~ b2a !# 5k n a
Ae 21
e
, ~3.3!
lE dec5 E ~ ^ u em& 2 ^ S z & ! dy, ~3.5!

where u em5 21 @ e (E 2z 1E 2y )1 m H 2x # is the electromagnetic en-


and the amplitude of the longitudinal electric field within the ergy density, S z 5(4 p ) 21 E y H x is the longitudinal Poynting
dielectric, flux, and H x 52 e E y . The longitudinal wake field behind the
charge obtained from this expression is thus simply

A n 5csc@ k n Ae 21 ~ b2a !# . ~3.4!


4pl
W z,n 5E z,n 5 cos@ k n z # Q ~ 2 z ! , ~3.6!
a1 e A 2n ~ b2a !
Note that, for higher wave-number modes, Eq. ~3.3! implies
that the phase variation in the dielectric must be approxi-
mately (n1 21 ) p , and thus A n becomes large, as the field is where Q is the Heaviside function which explicitly shows
concentrated in the dielectric. the causal nature of the wake fields. It should be noted from
Once the fields have been determined, the response of the this expression that the longitudinal wake field is in general
structure to the passage of an ultrarelativistic, horizontally largest for the lowest frequency mode. For the slab-
oriented line charge of constant density @ r e 5l d (y symmetric, laser-pumped accelerator proposed in Ref. @2#,
2y 0 ) d ( z ) # within the vacuum gap (y 0 ,a) can be calcu- however, the examples given have the device operating on a
lated by energy balance. It can be shown that, for a linear higher-frequency mode of the structure. This could pose a
wake field @10# the net decelerating field on a line charge beam-loading problem for this and other overmoded laser
associated with a wake amplitude of E 0 is E dec5E 0 /2. We acceleration schemes, as the beam gains energy from a mode
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which it is poorly coupled to, in comparison to the modes


where l is now the peak line charge density. This profile can
which it loses energy to in the form of wake fields.
be viewed as a Fourier component of a finite beam, i.e.,
To obtain the full wake field response from a beam with
r e (x)5 ( r e,k x cos(kxx), where we implicitly assume that the
an arbitrary longitudinal current profile @ r e 5l d (y
2y 0 ) f ( z ) # , we must perform a longitudinal convolution waveguide now has conducting sidewalls with separation in
over the point response, L x ~allowed wave numbers k x 5m p /L x , m51,3,5 . . . !, and
the beam distribution in x is centered and symmetric within
these walls, as is shown in Fig. 5. Partial wake fields ob-

E ` tained from this harmonic analysis can therefore be summed


W z5 (n z
f ~ z 8 ! W z,n ~ z 8 2 z ! d z 8 . ~3.7! to find the complete wake fields.
The longitudinal electric field associated with the nth
mode of the wake fields that the harmonic beam can couple
to has the following form in the vacuum region:
The predictions of Eq. ~3.7! have been verified by use of

H J
numerical simulation of the wake fields in a planar structure,
performed using a custom two-dimensional finite-difference cosh~ k x y !
E z,n 5E 0 exp@ ik n z # 3 3cos~ k x x ! . ~4.2!
time domain electromagnetic simulation code. The beam is sinh~ k x y !
assumed to be a rigid current distribution, infinitesimally thin
in the vertical (y) direction and with a fixed offset from the The cosh(kxy) dependence indicates the monopolelike, or ac-
symmetry plane y50. The beam is also taken to be ultra- celerating, component ~independent of y in first order for
relativistic and traveling in the 1z direction, with a Gaussian small vertical offsets! and the sinh(kxy) is the dipolelike, or
longitudinal of standard deviation s z . The line charge den- deflecting component, which couples to the longitudinal field
sity of the beam in x is normalized to A2/ps z statcoul/mm, with strength approximately linear in y and produces deflect-
with s z in mm. The fields are advanced using the standard ing forces nearly independent of y for small vertical offsets.
leapfrog time integration algorithm. Figure 2 shows a false- Note that these modes have explicitly been described as
color contour map of W z for a case similar to the infrared monopolelike and dipolelike—they are exact modes which
wavelength examples given in Ref. @2#. One can clearly see display a specified multipole characteristic only in lowest
both the uniform speed-of-light phase fronts in the vacuum, order in y.
and the Cerenkov nature of the wake field in the dielectric, Since the modes under consideration are not pure TM, but
which displays the expected propagation angle. It should also are hybrid modes, we must find the longitudinal magnetic
be noted that, even though the beam current is asymmetric field to specify all the fields. In the gap region, this field has
with respect to the y50 plane, the excited longitudinal wake the form
is nearly symmetric ~after propagation away from the simu-

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lation boundary!, indicating symmetric coupling of the beam
fields to the dielectric and the accompanying suppression of sinh~ k x y !
B z,n 5E 0 exp@ ik n z # 3 3sin~ k x x ! . ~4.3!
the transverse variations of W z which lead to a transverse cosh~ k x y !
wake field.
Figure 3 shows the net vertical wake field W y 5E y 1B x We again have obviously taken the ultrarelativistic limit,
and in this case one must be very careful in finding the trans-
excited by the beam in this case; one can see that W y essen-
verse components of the fields in the vacuum region. They
tially vanishes inside of the vacuum gap. The lack of full
are
cancellation of E y 1B x is due mainly to the electric and mag-
netic field centers in the calculation being one-half of both a
spatial and time step apart. Figure 4 displays a comparison
between the simulation and analytical results for W z in this E x,n 52i
k nE 0
2k x
exp@ ik n z # 3 H
cosh~ k x y !
sinh~ k x y ! J
3sin~ k x x ! ,
case. The results are in good agreement, with some discrep-

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ancies due to the transient fields found in the time-domain
simulation which are not present in the Fourier-based ana- k nE 0 sinh~ k x y !
E y,n 52i exp@ ik n z # 3 3cos~ k x x ! ,
lytical treatment. 2k x cosh~ k x y !

IV. WAKE FIELDS IN FINITE BEAMS:


FOURIER ANALYSIS B x,n 5iE 0 S kn kx
2
2k x k n D
exp@ ik n z # 3 H
sinh~ k x y !
cosh~ k x y ! J
With the method of determining the wake-field coupling
3cos~ k x x ! ,
established in Sec. III, we now turn our attention to wake
fields in finite beams. We begin by generalizing the above
analysis to a beam of finite horizontal extent by examining
the wake fields due to beams of a harmonic ~in x! charge
profile
B y,n 52iE 0 S kn
1
kx
2k x k n D
exp@ ik n z # 3 H
cosh~ k x y !
sinh~ k x y ! J
3sin~ k x x ! . ~4.4!
It should be noted that one cannot obtain the case of the
r e,k x 5l ~ k x ! cos~ k x x ! d ~ y2y 0 ! d ~ z ! , ~4.1!
uniform beam by taking the limit k x ⇒0 in Eqs. ~4.4!, be-
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cause these expressions were obtained by assuming that k x


@k n / g , where g 5(12 b 2 ) 21/2 is the Lorentz factor of the
beam. One also obtains immediately from Eqs. ~4.4! the
gratifying result that the transverse forces on a relativistic
particle of charge q, due to the modes described by Eqs.
~4.2! and ~4.3!,

kx
F x,n [qW x,n 5q ~ E x,n 2B y,n ! 5i E exp@ ik n z #
kn 0

3 H cosh~ k x y !
sinh~ k x y ! J
3sin~ k x x ! ,

kx FIG. 4. Comparison of the values of W z ~as a function of z at


F y,n [qW y,n 5q ~ E y,n 1B x,n ! 52i E exp@ ik n z # y51 m m! given by a time-domain electromagnetic field solver and
kn 0
the predictions of Eqs. ~3.6! and ~3.7!, for cases of Figs. 1 and 2.

3 H sinh~ k x y !
cosh~ k x y ! J
3cos~ k x x ! , ~4.5!
The fields in the dielectric, unlike those in the gap, can be
found by standard wave-guide analysis; for brevity their
vanish in the limit that k x ⇒0, as we had found in the uni- derivation is omitted. Following the same prescription used
form line charge (k x 50) beam case. The form of this result to obtain Eqs. ~3.1!–~3.3!, we obtain a transcendental expres-
could have been directly deduced from the generalized sion for the eigenvalues of the symmetric modes,
Panofsky-Wenzel theorem given by Eq. ~2.11!. Equation
~4.5! reinforces the primary point of the present analysis.
Simply stated, for highly asymmetric ~for rms beam sizes cot@ A~ e 21 ! k 2n 2k 2x ~ b2a !# coth~ k x a ! A~ e 21 !~ k n /k x ! 2 21
s x @ s y , with associated k x ; s 21
S D
x ! beams in slab-symmetric
structures, transverse wake fields are strongly suppressed. In ~ e 21 ! k n 2
2 1150. ~4.6!
fact, since all wake fields are proportional to the linear 2e kx
charge density l, the transverse wake fields scale ~at constant
charge per bunch! as s 22 x . This result mitigates one of the
major objections to use of high-frequency accelerating struc- The eigenvalues of the antisymmetric modes are simply ob-
tures, that the transverse wake fields scale prohibitively with tained by substitution of tanh(kxa) for coth(kxa) in Eq. ~2.11!.
frequency. This objection holds for cylindrically symmetric The longitudinal wake fields associated with the symmetric
structures, but can be greatly eased by use of slab structures. modes are

4 p cosh~ k x y 0 ! cosh~ k x y ! cos~ k x x ! cos~ k n z ! Q ~ 2 z !

FS D G F GF S D G S D
W z,n ~ k x ! 5
sinh@ 2k x a # kx 2
e cosh2 ~ k x a ! sinh2 ~ k x a ! kx 2 b2a
11 1 1 12 1•••
2k x kn sin @ s n ~ b2a !# cos @ s n ~ b2a !# s n
2 2
2

3•••
4s n FF
sin@ 2s n ~ b2a !# sinh2 ~ k x a !
2
e cosh2 ~ k x a !
cos2 @ s n ~ b2a !# sin2 @ s n ~ b2a !# GS D
kx
sn
2
1
4 e k xs n
k 2n ~ e 21 !
cosh~ k x a ! sinh~ k x a !
G
sin@ s n ~ b2a !# cos@ s n ~ b2a !#
;

~4.7!

those of the antisymmetric modes are obtained by substitu- Fig. 6. The algorithm in the numerical simulations used in
tion of sinh(kxỹ) for cosh(kxỹ), and vice versa, where ỹ takes this case is based on discretizing the Maxwell equations after
on the values of a, y, and y 0 in Eq. ~4.7!. Fourier transforming with respect to x. The discrepancies in
A discrete sum and convolution integral similar to Eq. the two approaches due to transient effects are slightly more
~3.7! which sums over both symmetric and antisymmetric pronounced in this case, but again the agreement is quite
modes, as well as the beam charge distribution, must be per- good. Parametric studies performed with these simulations
formed to obtain the full wake fields for a beam of finite have also verified the suppression of transverse wake fields
extent in configuration space. The resultant expressions have for wide beams.
also been compared to simulations of this periodic ~in x! The Fourier analysis of the beam current is most appro-
system, with W y and W z obtained by both methods shown in priate for quantifying the behavior of the wake fields in, e.g.,
56 ELECTROMAGNETIC WAKE FIELDS AND BEAM . . . 7211

FIG. 5. ~Color! Dielectric waveguide with conducting sidewalls


of separation in L x for Fourier beam analysis, with allowed wave
numbers k x 5m p /L x (m51,3,5 . . . ).

millimeter-wave structures @1#, which have sidewalls not too


distant from the beam. It is also, as will be seen below, most
useful for analyzing the flute, or filamentation instability of
asymmetric beams in slab-symmetric structures. This work,
however, is motivated by the investigation of ultrashort
wavelength ~infrared to optical! accelerator structures such
as those discussed in Ref. @2# in which the sidewalls are very
distant from the beam. In order to handle this case, in which FIG. 7. ~Color! Diagram of the wake-field diffraction pattern in
the x-z plane, for Gaussian beam and wake-field model calcula-
the beam current is rather isolated horizontally, we now ex-
tions.
amine the wake fields generated by a beam with a Gaussian
profile. It should be noted that adoption of this physical V. FINITE-BEAM EFFECTS: GAUSSIAN
model has the additional motivation that the Gaussian beam BEAM ANALYSIS
is commonly encountered in practice, as it is produced in
systems in thermal equilibrium. We now turn to the analysis of the wakes produced by the
commonly encountered Gaussian horizontal beam profile as
it traverses the very wide dielectric structure shown sche-
matically in Fig. 1. The structure is assumed to be wide
enough such that the deviation in the wakes due to the finite
width effects can be ignored. In this limit, the solutions to the
wave equation can be found in the paraxial approximation by
utilizing methods developed for analysis of Gaussian photon
beams in lasers and optical transport systems.
In the present case, the beam current profile is assumed to
have the form

2 /w 2
r e,w x,n ~ j ! 5l ~ w x,n ! e 2x d ~ y2y 0 ! d ~ z ! ,
x,0 ~5.1!

where w x,0[& s x,b is, following the notation of Siegman


@11# for photon beam analysis, the horizontal particle beam
size, which is identical to the horizontal width of the wake
field extent in x directly behind the exciting line charge ( z
502). This current will drive wake fields which are in
many ways similar to Gaussian photon beams, but with some
notable differences. In photon beam propagation, the fields
are derivable from the paraxial wave equation, and are
Gaussian in both transverse coordinates. For the structure
induced wake fields, the fields will have a Gaussian depen-
dence in only the x direction, where the paraxial approxima-
tion in its familiar form (k n w x,0.1) can still be employed.
FIG. 6. Comparison of the values of ~a! W z and ~b! W y ~as a Since the solution to the paraxial wave equation is separable
function of z at y51 m m! given by the time-domain electromag- in the x and y coordinates with similar types of solutions
netic field solver and the predictions of Eqs. ~6! and ~12!, for the ~Hermite-Gaussian! for each coordinate, one might suppose
identical structure and beam of Figs. 1–3, but with the beam charge that the vertical dependence of the fields also be Gaussian. In
distribution modulated with k x 50.4 m m21. the limit that w x @a, however, the vertical dependence of the
7212 A. TREMAINE, J. ROSENZWEIG, AND P. SCHOESSOW 56

fields is expected to be negligible ~of second order in the 2xy 2 /w 2 z !# 2ik x 2 /R z !#


small parameter a/w x,0! and, as in the infinite beam and B z,n 5E 0,n e 2@x x,n ~ @ n~ exp@ ik n z
w 2x,n ~ z !
structure case, the field has no significant vertical depen-
dence in the vacuum gap. 1 c n ~ z !# ,
As mentioned above, the horizontal dependence of the
longitudinal electric field directly behind the infinitesimally
short beam takes the form of the current, E z E 0,n 2 2 2
E x,n 52i ~ k n x ! e 2 @ x /w x,n ~ z !# 2ik @ x /R n ~ z ! exp@ ik n z
;exp(2x2/w2x,0). We note that this wake field can be viewed 2
as similar to the wake for the Fourier analysis, Eq. ~4.2!, in
that it has a local maximum in x. In fact, for small k x y, 1 c n ~ z !# ,
cos(kxx), and exp(2x2/w2x,n) are locally equivalent if we sub-
stitute w x,n ⇔k x /2. Once we have found this local equiva-
E 0,n 2 2 2
lency, in fact, the Gaussian wakes can be found by substitu- E y,n 52i ~ k n y ! e 2 @ x /w x,n ~ z !# 2ik @ x /R n ~ z ! exp@ ik n z
tion, exploiting the Fourier wakes as a model. The resulting 2
fields can be verified as being solutions to Maxwell equa-
1 c n ~ z !# ,
tions in the paraxial limit.
It should also be noted that the above comparison can also

F S DG
be done for the antisymmetric wake field in Eq. ~4.2!. The 2
E 0,n 2
dependence of the dipolelike Fourier wake becomes linear in B x,n 5i 12
y for small k x y. A linearly dependent wake can be seen to be 2 k n w x,n ~ z !
an acceptable solution to the paraxial wave equation if it is 2 /w 2 z !# 2ik x 2 /R z !#
noted that for small y, the first odd-symmetry Hermite- 3 ~ k ny !e 2@x x~ @ n~ exp@ ik n z 1 c n ~ z !# ,
Gaussian solution is also linear. Thus the antisymmetric

F S DG
Gaussian wake can be expressed as Ez 2
}y exp(2x2/w2x,n), which is equivalent to the dipole mode E 0,n 2
B y,n 52i 11
described in Eq. ~4.2!. 2 k n w x,n ~ z !
The wake fields created by the beam are to be initially at 2 /w 2 z !# 2ik x 2 /R z !#
a waist, then diffract out behind the beam, as is shown sche- 3~ k n x ! e 2 @ x x,n ~ @ n~ exp@ ik n z 1 c n ~ z !# .
matically in Fig. 7. The waist, as well as the entire field ~5.3!
pattern, moves forward in z at the speed of the beam n z
>c. It is again interesting to contrast this form with that of a
laser beam. A focused laser beam envelope is minimized at a The transverse forces associated with these fields,
spatially stationary waist, after which it diffracts away trans-
versely. While the electromagnetic waist of the wake fields is
F x,n [qW x,n 5q ~ E x,n 2B y,n !
stationary in the beam rest frame, not the laboratory frame,
the laser and wake fields hold in common the expected be- 2x 2 /2s 2
havior that if one travels with a phase front, diffraction of the 5iE 0 e 2x x exp@ ik n z 1 c ~ z !# ,
k n w 2x,n ~ z !
fields is observed as time advances.
The full longitudinal ~symmetric! wake field in the struc-
ture can be found from paraxial wave solutions to be
2y
F y,n [qW y,n 5q ~ E y,n 1B x,n ! 52iE 0
k n w 2x,n ~ z !
2 /2s 2
E z,n 5E 0,n e 2 @ x
2 /w 2 z !# 2ik x 2 /R z !#
x,n ~ @ n~ exp@ ik n z 1 c n ~ z !# 3 e 2y x exp@ ik n z 1 c ~ z !# , ~5.4!
~5.2!
again will diminish for very wide beams. This result is in
good agreement with the analysis of the Fourier beam case,
where c n ( z )5tan21(z/zR,n) is the Guoy phase shift of a given as well as the limiting infinite beam case.
mode, z R,n 5 p w 2x,n (0)/l n 5k n s 2x is its Raleigh ~diffraction! Employing the same techniques as used to derive Eqs.
length, R n ( z )5 z @ 11(z R,n / z ) 2 # is the local radius of curva- ~3.3! and ~4.6!, we find the transcendental eigenvalue expres-
ture of the phase fronts, and w 2x,n ( z )5w 2x,0@ 11( z /z R,n ) 2 # is sion for the symmetric Gaussian mode to be
the horizontal spot size. It should be emphasized that at the

FS D GA
point of creation directly behind the beam the diffracting
wake field is at a waist. Here the beam size is a minimum, sx 1 1/2
cot ~ e 21 ! k 2n 2 2 ~ b2a ! ~ e 21 !~ k n s x ! 2 21
and the Guoy phase shift is most rapidly changing. In light of a sx
the dispersion relation Eq. ~2.12!, this phase shift can be
viewed as equivalent to a longitudinal wave-number shift in ~ e 21 !
2 ~ k n s x ! 2 1150. ~5.5!
the region of largest horizontal wave-number k x . 2e
Using the Fourier wake analysis as a guide, we found the
remaining fields in the gap: The longitudinal wake-field amplitude is similarly given by
4pl0

56
S D S DF S DGF
Wn5
a 11
1
2 2 1
a 1 3
1
n
«
2 2 1 2 1 sin2@s ~b2a !# 1 2 2
2knsx 3sx knsx
2
2k s
n x
1
~ «21 ! sin 2
@ sn
«
~ b2a !#
2
sin@
4sna
2s n~ b2a !#
1 2
cos @
s2na2
s n~ b2a !#
b2a sin@sn~b2a!#
2
2
4sn
1••• G
3 F 2s2x
a2
cos @sn~b2a!#
2
1
1
k2n~«21!
S «s2n
sin @sn~b2a!#
2 1
s2x
4sna
sin@2sn~b2a!#
1
s2x
a2
cos @sn~b2a!#
2 DGF b2a sinn@s~b2a!#
2
1
4sn
,G ~5.6!

and was found using energy balance. The wake fields coming off the beam initially have all energy flowing in the longitudinal direction. As they start to diffract, energy
flow is transferred to the transverse directions; thus it was necessary to calculate the wakes when at a waist.
As mentioned above, the Gaussian modes for an antisymmetric profile in y can also be found. The form of the longitudinal electric field is

ELECTROMAGNETIC WAKE FIELDS AND BEAM . . .


&y 2@x2/w2 ~z!#2ik @x2/R ~z!#
Ez5E0 e x,n n n exp@iknz1cn~z!#. ~5.7!
vx,n~z!

Following the prescription outlined above, the transverse wakes

2&xy 2@x2/w2 ~z!#2ik @x2/R ~z!#


Fx5ieE0 e x,n n n exp@iknz1cn~z!#,
knv3x,n~z!

& 2 2 2
Fy52ieE0 e2@x /wx,n~z!#2ikn@x /Rn~z!#exp@iknz1cn~z!# ~5.8!
knvx,n~z!

have an associated amplitude of

4pl0

S D S DF S DGF
Wn5
1 1 a
a 1 2 2 1 2
3
1
2 knsx 3sx 2knsx
2 2 11 1 2 2
«a 2

sx sin @sn~b2a!#
1 2
2kn~
1
«21 ! s 4
x sin 2
«a2
@ s n~ b2a !#
2
s 2
x sin@
4sna
2s n~ b2a !#
1
cos 2
@ sn
s2n
~ b2a !#
b2a sin@sn~b2a!#
2
2
4s
1••• G
3 F 1
2 cos @sn~b2a!#
2 1
1
k2n~«21!
S s2x
«s2na2
sin @sn~b2a!#
2 1
s2x
4sna
sin@2sn~b2a!#
1
s2x
1
cos @sn~b2a!#
2 DGF b2a sin@sn~b2a!#
2
1
4sn G
, ~5.9!

7213
7214 A. TREMAINE, J. ROSENZWEIG, AND P. SCHOESSOW 56

and we again observe that for wide beams the dipolelike


mode transverse wake fields are considerably reduced.
This Gaussian wake analysis can easily be extended to
F ] ]
G
g 1 g k b y j ~ z, z ! 5
]z ]z
E0
z
d z 8 W 8y ~ z 8 2 z ! j ~ z, z 8 ! ,
~6.1!
include arbitrary beam profiles by using Hermite-Gaussian
functions @11# as a basis set to represent the beam. This where W 8y [ ] y W y is the wake function produced by a har-
allows the analysis of beams which are modulated in x, as in monic beam perturbation with wave number k x and is pro-
the Fourier case, but with finite extent and no reference to portional to the ] F y,n / ] y given by Eq. ~4.5!, and k b y is the
existence of sidewalls. A useful result of this analysis is that betatron wave number associated with the applied vertical
a beam with N horizontal modulations has an effective Ray- focusing. Since we are considering beams with small phase
leigh length which is shortened by a factor of AN. Thus extent ~in the fundamental accelerating wave!, W y }sin(knz)
higher frequency-modulations on a beam create wakes which }knz. Following Whittum, the asymptotic flute amplitude for
diffract out more quickly, and the long range wake field is a coasting beam ( g 5constant) due to the nth antisymmetric
eventually dominated by the lowest spatial frequency ~simple mode is found by a saddle-point analysis of Eq. ~6.1! to be,
Gaussian! component. in the limit of strong focusing ~instability growth length L g
satisfying k b y L g .1!,

VI. TRANSVERSE INSTABILITIES


IN ASYMMETRIC BEAMS
j ~ z,t ! }exp
4 S
3) Y',n z t 2
gkby D 1/3
, ~6.2!

With the analysis of the wake-field excitation complete, where


the wake-field-induced transverse instabilities in very asym- re N ] F y,n
metric beams can now be analyzed. These instabilities fall Y',n 5 c 2k n ; ~6.3!
4 p s zs x
2
]y
into two categories: the short-range, single-bunch beam
breakup ~BBU! instability which tends to ripple or ‘‘flute’’ r e is the classical electron radius, and N is the number of
the charge distribution in x with a fairly large wave number electrons per bunch. As an example, relevant to experimen-
(k x ;a 21 ), which couple most strongly to the structure but tation in a 10.6-mm wavelength accelerator similar in design
diffract away quickly, and the long-range, multibunch BBU to that considered in Ref. @2#, we choose a structure and
instability, in which the Gaussian wakes of the bunches as a beam with a55 m m, b56.05 m m, s x 5100 m m, k b y
whole, rather than horizontal Fourier structure of the 55 cm21 ~equilibrium beta function b y,eq5k 21 b y 52 mm!, N
bunches, are dominant. These instabilities are analyzed fol- 5105 , and g 5100. Using the mode with highest coupling to
lowing the formalisms developed for the flute instability by the dipolelike mode ~near k x 'a 21 ! we find a growth length
Whittum @12#, using our results on the Fourier components of L g 58 cm, which justifies the strong focusing approxima-
of the wakes, and for the multibunch BBU by Thompson and tion.
Ruth @13# using the Gaussian wake analysis of Sec. V. It should be possible to stabilize this instability by use of
We begin by examining the flute instability, employing horizontal focusing of sufficient strength to mix the horizon-
the physical and mathematical model of the beam dynamics tal positions of the beam particles in a time shorter that the
developed in Ref. @12# to analyze this type of instability in growth time. This is quantified by condition k b x L g .1,
the dense beam-plasma interaction. In this model, the beam which implies that the horizontal betatron wave number must
is viewed in lowest order as a uniform slab lying symmetri- scaled to the vertical by the ratio k b y L g , which in our ex-
cally about the symmetry plane of the device. A more de- ample yields k b x >k b y /40.
tailed analysis, in which the beam is not taken to be uniform This ratio may appear to be arbitrarily chosen, but it in
in x, with a harmonic perturbation, but instead is modeled as fact may be constrained by other considerations—primarily
a Gaussian with periodic perturbations may be performed by that the beam be in thermal equilibrium. Because the tran-
use of Hermite-Gaussian functions. It should be emphasized verse wakes in this case couple the x and y motion in a
that we do not mean to imply that we are discussing the nonlinear fashion, one may expect that if the temperature is
physically uninteresting case of a uniform sheet beam with a different in the two dimensions that it would soon equalize.
sharp cutoff horizontal edge, which would have significant In terms of standard beam characteristics, this proposed re-
Fourier components which would drive BBU instability. quirement T x 5T y is equivalent to e x / b eq,x 5 e y / b eq,y , or
This type of beam would not in general be found in, e.g., e x 5 e y (k b y /k b x )' e y (k b y L g ). This in turn implies a con-
high-energy linear collider beams derived from damping straint on the beam sizes, as s x / s x 5 Ak b x e y /k b y e x
rings, which are approximately thermally equilibrated in all 'k b y L g , which is approximately 40 in our case. This is a
phase planes, giving Gaussian beam profiles. Keeping the borderline problem for our example, in that s y ' s x /40
model’s applicability in mind, a vertical perturbation j (z, t ) 52.5 m m, which only one-fourth of the total vertical gap in
of a small amplitude and harmonic ~with wavenumber k x ! the structure. This potential problem, which demands rigor-
dependence in x is assumed, which can be shown @12# to be ous analysis in future work, certainly emphasizes the need to
equivalent to a harmonic charge-density perturbation. The have very strong vertical focusing in the device.
wake fields arising from this perturbation can then be calcu- The problem of instabilities due to long range wake fields
lated using the results of Sec. IV. can be studied using the multibunch BBU formalism previ-
To calculate the evolution of the flute amplitude j (z, t ), ously developed by Thompson and Ruth @13#. We employ a
we write the beam breakup equation @12# strongly damped wake approximation, the daisy-chain
56 ELECTROMAGNETIC WAKE FIELDS AND BEAM . . . 7215

model, where a bunch is only affected by the wake fields TABLE I. Comparison multibunch BBU of a cylindrical and
from the previous bunch. For optical accelerators, the hori- slab-symmetric linear accelerator with an average accelerating gra-
zontal diffraction of the wakes make this model promising; dient of 1 GeV/m, fundamental wavelength l 0 52 p /k 0
on the other hand, since each bucket will undoubtedly be 510.6 m m, a52.5 m m, and beam loading quality factor Q
filled in such a short wavelength device, the wakes must be 51000; only the lowest frequency dipolelike mode is considered,
very heavily damped or have large frequency spreads in the with s x 5100 m m in the slab case. Comparison parameters: average
relevant modes for the model to be accurate. We additionally current eNc/l 0 , transverse wake strength W'8 /eN, and BBU
assume that the high-frequency wakes responsible for the growth length L g .
single-bunch flute instability are ignorable from the multi-
Slab case Cylindrical case
bunch point of view, again because the enhanced diffraction
of these components of the wake fields quickly dampen their Average current 490 mA 16 mA
effect on the bunch train. Transverse wake 30 V/~mm2 fC! 105 V/~mm2 fC!
In order to include the effects of acceleration and adia- ~dominant dipole!
batic damping, it is convenient to define an effective distance Multibunch BBU 15 cm 1.4 cm
z eff5k21
by (0)*0kby(z8)dz8, where the betatron wave number
z
growth length
now is considered as a function a distance z down the struc-
ture. Assuming k(z)5 Ag (0)/ g (z)k(0), with the approxi-
mation that the energy is much greater at the end of the Alternatively, if we allow the beam charge to be varied,
structure than at the beginning, the effective distance be- one can see that, by spreading the beam out in one dimension
comes z eff52Ag 0 z/ g 8 , where g 8 5eE acc /m e c 2 is the nor- while keeping efficient coupling of the accelerating wave to
malized accelerating gradient. The equations of motion in the the structure in the narrow dimension, much more charge per
effective length approximation become @13# bunch can be accelerated. This comes at a price, of course,
which is that the electromagnetic stored energy is much
]2y 1
1k 2b y y 1 50, larger in the case of a slab-symmetric device as opposed to a
] z 2eff cylindrically symmetric accelerator of equivalent beam hole
dimension—the shunt impedance of the slab-symmetric ac-
]2y n Nr e 1 ] F y celerator is very low. At optical or infrared wavelengths,
2 1k b y y n 5 ~6.4!
2
y ,
] z eff g 2 ps x ] y n21 however, the stored energy is not a problem, as laser powers
large enough to drive ultrahigh accelerating fields in slab-
where the first bunch is explicitly unaffected by transverse symmetric structure are easily obtainable, and the useful field
wake fields. Assuming solutions of the form g n 5A n e ikz , it is amplitudes are limited by structure breakdown consider-
found the deflecting amplitude A n grows with effec- ations @15#. In the slab-symmetric case the low shunt imped-
tive growth length is approximately L geff ance can be understood as being due to a large number of
54psx(g/Nre)k(]Fy /]y)21. We again use the parameters s x equivalent cylindrically symmetric accelerators operating in
5100 m m, N5105 , and g (0)5100, which assuming every parallel, yielding a small impedance.
optical accelerating ‘‘bucket’’ is filled, and that the acceler- This multiple-channel, parallel accelerator is a useful
ating gradient is eE acc51 GeV/m, implies we have a beam analogy for helping understand the transverse wake fields as
loaded Q5103 , similar to the expected unloaded Q of the well. It is true that the transverse impedance that the beam
optical structure itself @2#. For k b y 55 cm21, the growth ‘‘sees’’ at the highest transverse coupling to the structure
length of the multibunch BBU instability is 15 cm. This is (k x 'a 21 ) is very close to that of the cylindrical structure of
relatively gentle growth, which can be controlled by a vari- the same vacuum radius a, and so the beam breakup is
ety of methods @13#, including detuning of the dipole mode similar—the flute instability is nearly identical for the por-
frequencies, and tuning the strongest frequencies near half- tion of the beam within Dx;2a as for single-bunch BBU for
integer harmonics of the accelerating frequency, thus placing the same charge beam in the equivalent cylindrically sym-
the bunches near zero crossings of the dipole-mode wakes. metric structure. The advantage of the slab-symmetric struc-
ture is twofold, however; it allows much more beam charge
VII. DISCUSSION to be accelerated for the equivalent BBU problem, and the
flute BBU can be stabilized by a mechanism, horizontal mix-
The results we have obtained above allow much greater ing, that is unavailable in the cylindrically symmetric struc-
freedom in imagining linear accelerator designs at much ture. In addition, if the flute instability is stabilized, then the
shorter wavelengths, as they mitigate the scaling @14# of the multibunch BBU is much more stable, for equivalent beam
transverse wake coupling strength which limits the current in loading, than the cylindrically symmetric accelerator.
these devices, from W'8 }k'3 }k 30 ~k' is the transverse wave To illustrate this point, we give a list of parameters de-
number of the mode, analogous to our present k x ! in the scribing two equivalent designs with slab and cylindrical ge-
cylindrical case, to W'8 }k 3x } s 23 x ~at a constant beam ometry, respectively, in Table I. In both designs, we obtain a
charge!, independent of accelerating wavelength in the slab linear accelerator with an average accelerating gradient of 1
geometry for the case of multibunch BBU. The scaling of the GeV/m, wavelength l 0 52 p /k 0 510.6 m m, the beam half-
flute instability is is a bit less dramatic, W'8 }k 3x } s 22
x k 0 , and gap a55 m m, and beam loading quality factor Q51000. It
indeed we see that the growth of the flute instability is a bit can be seen that in the slab case, with a beam width of s x
stronger than for multibunch BBU. 5100 m m, much higher average current can be accelerated
7216 A. TREMAINE, J. ROSENZWEIG, AND P. SCHOESSOW 56

at this beam loading level, and it can be propagated stably The results we have presented allow more serious consid-
longer. eration of short-wavelength advanced accelerator schemes,
which have potential application to linear colliders as well as
VIII. CONCLUSIONS radiation-producing accelerators ~free-electron lasers, Comp-
ton scattering x-ray sources, etc.!. These advantages, we be-
In conclusion, we have theoretically and computationally lieve, present significant motivation for further theoretical
analyzed the transverse wake fields in a slab-symmetric and experimental work in this field; we are presently work-
dielectric-loaded structure. We have found and quantified the ing on a test of these results using asymmetric, high charge
suppression of the transverse wake fields for wide beams in beams, which produce cm wavelength wake fields, as well as
these structures, using infinite beam, harmonic beam, and an improved analysis of instabilities in slab-symmetric accel-
Gaussian beam models, and made an analysis of the beam erators.
breakup instability in this type of structure. The additional
advantages of using wide beams in a slab symmetric struc- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ture for accelerating larger beam currents was noted as a
byproduct of this analysis. While we have concentrated on The authors have benefitted from discussions with A.
laser-driven optical or infrared accelerators, as they are likely Chao, W. Gai, H. Henke, and L. Serafini. This work was
to use dielectrics, the conclusions reached are quite general, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Grant
and should be easily applied to submillimeter wave metallic Nos. DE-FG03-93ER40796 and W-31-109-ENG-38, and the
cavity structures as well. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation under Grant No. BR-3225.

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