Real and image fields of a relativistic bunch

We derive analytical expressions for external fields of a charged relativistic bunch with a circular cross section. At distances far from the bunch, the field reduces to the relativistic modified Coulomb
form and in the near region, reproduce the external fields of a continuous beam. If the bunch is surrounded by conducting surfaces, the bunch self-fields are modified. Image fields generated by a bunch between two parallel conducting planes are studied in detail. Exact summation of image fields by the direct method invented by Laslett allows the infinite series to be represented in terms of elementary trigonometric functions.

Document number: 2006-14/813

Authors: B.B. Levchenko


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