Plasma driven particle accelerators represent the future of compact accelerating machines and Free Electron Lasers are going to benefit from these new technologies. One of the main issue of this new approach to FEL machines is the design of the transfer line needed to match of the electron-beam with the magnetic undulators. Despite the reduction of the chromaticity of plasma beams is one of the main goals, the target of this line is to be effective even in cases of beams with a considerable value of chromaticity. The method here explained is based on the code GIOTTO (Bacci et al., 2016) that works using a homemade genetic algorithm and that is capable of finding optimal matching line layouts directly using a full 3D tracking code.
Rossetti Conti, M., Bacci, A., Giribono, A., Petrillo, V., Rossi, A. R., Serafini, L., & Vaccarezza, C. (2018). Electron beam transfer line design for plasma driven Free Electron Lasers. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 909, 84–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.02.061