A multistage laser-plasma accelerator (LPA) driven by two mixing electromagnetic hybrid modes of a gas-filled capillary waveguide is presented. Plasma wakefields generated by a laser pulse comprising two mixing modes coupled to a metallic or dielectric capillary filled with gas provide us with an efficient accelerating structure of electrons in a substantially long distance beyond a dephasing length under the matching between a capillary radius and plasma density. For a seamless multistage structure of the capillary waveguide, the numerical model of the transverse and longitudinal beam dynamics of an electron bunch considering the radiation reaction and multiple Coulomb scattering effects reveals a converging behavior of the bunch radius and normalized emittance down to ∼1 nm level when the beam is accelerated up to 560 GeV in a 67 m length. This capability allows us to conceive a compact electron-positron linear collider providing with high luminosity of 1034 cm−2 s−1 at 1 TeV center-of-mass (CM) energy.
Part of the book: Accelerators and Colliders