OSIRIS: A three-dimensional, fully relativistic particle in cell code for modeling plasma based accelerators. We describe OSIRIS, a three-dimensional, relativistic, massively parallel, object oriented particle-in-cell code for modeling plasma based accelerators. Developed in Fortran 90, the code runs on multiple platforms (CrayT3E, IBM SP, Mac clusters) and can be easily ported to new ones. Details on the code’s capabilities are given. We discuss the object-oriented design of the code, the encapsulation of system dependent code and the parallelization of the algorithms involved. We also discuss the implementation of communications as a boundary condition problem and other key characteristics of the code, such as the moving window, open-space and thermal bath boundaries, arbitrary domain decomposition, 2D (cartesian and cylindric)and 3D simulation modes, electron sub-cycling, energy conservation and particle and field diagnostics. Finally results from three-dimensional simulations of particle and laser wakefield accelerators are presented, in connection with the data analysis and visualization infrastructure developed to post-process the scalar and vector results from PIC simulations.

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  1. Davidson, A.; Tableman, A.; An, W.; Tsung, F.S.; Lu, W.; Vieira, J.; Fonseca, R.A.; Silva, L.O.; Mori, W.B.: Implementation of a hybrid particle code with a PIC description in $r$-$z$ and a gridless description in $\phi$ into OSIRIS (2015)
  2. Vranic, M.; Grismayer, T.; Martins, J.L.; Fonseca, R.A.; Silva, L.O.: Particle merging algorithm for PIC codes (2015)
  3. Yu, Peicheng; Xu, Xinlu; Tableman, Adam; Decyk, Viktor K.; Tsung, Frank S.; Fiuza, Frederico; Davidson, Asher; Vieira, Jorge; Fonseca, Ricardo A.; Lu, Wei; Silva, Luis O.; Mori, Warren B.: Mitigation of numerical Cerenkov radiation and instability using a hybrid finite difference-FFT Maxwell solver and a local charge conserving current deposit (2015)
  4. Tückmantel, T.; Pukhov, A.: H-VLPL: a three-dimensional relativistic PIC/fluid hybrid code (2014)
  5. Yu, Peicheng; Xu, Xinlu; Decyk, Viktor K.; An, Weiming; Vieira, Jorge; Tsung, Frank S.; Fonseca, Ricardo A.; Lu, Wei; Silva, Luis O.; Mori, Warren B.: Modeling of laser wakefield acceleration in Lorentz boosted frame using EM-PIC code with spectral solver (2014)
  6. An, Weiming; Decyk, Viktor K.; Mori, Warren B.; Antonsen, Thomas M.: An improved iteration loop for the three dimensional quasi-static particle-in-cell algorithm: QuickPIC (2013)
  7. Chacón, L.; Chen, G.; Barnes, D.C.: A charge- and energy-conserving implicit, electrostatic particle-in-cell algorithm on mapped computational meshes (2013)
  8. Kong, Xianglong; Huang, Michael C.; Ren, Chuang; Decyk, Viktor K.: Particle-in-cell simulations with charge-conserving current deposition on graphic processing units (2011)
  9. Madduri, Kamesh; Im, Eun-Jin; Ibrahim, Khaled Z.; Williams, Samuel; Ethier, Stéphane; Oliker, Leonid: Gyrokinetic particle-in-cell optimization on emerging multi- and manycore platforms (2011)
  10. Qiang, Ji; Li, Xiaoye: Particle-field decomposition and domain decomposition in parallel particle-in-cell beam dynamics simulation (2010)
  11. Lifschitz, A.F.; Davoine, X.; Lefebvre, E.; Faure, J.; Rechatin, C.; Malka, V.: Particle-in-cell modelling of laser-plasma interaction using Fourier decomposition (2009)
  12. Medvedev, Mikhail V.: Radiation of electrons in Weibel-generated fields: a general case (2009)
  13. Röken, C.; Schlickeiser, R.: Synchrotron self-compton flaring of TeV blazars. II: Linear and nonlinear electron cooling (2009)
  14. Liljo, Jalo; Karmakar, Anupam; Pukhov, A.; Hochbruck, M.: One-dimensional electromagnetic relativistic PIC-hydrodynamic hybrid simulation code H-VLPL (hybrid virtual laser plasma lab) (2008)
  15. Achterberg, A.; Wiersma, J.; Norman, C.A.: The Weibel instability in relativistic plasmas. II: Nonlinear theory and stabilization mechanism (2007)
  16. Gargaté, L.; Bingham, R.; Fonseca, R.A.; Silva, L.O.: Dhybrid: A massively parallel code for hybrid simulations of space plasmas (2007)
  17. Schlickeiser, R.; Lerche, I.: Nonlinear radiative cooling of relativistic particles under equipartition conditions. I: Instantaneous monoenergetic injection (2007)
  18. Huang, C.; Decyk, V.K.; Ren, C.; Zhou, M.; Lu, W.; Mori, W.B.; Cooley, J.H.; Antonsen, T.M. jun.; Katsouleas, T.: QUICKPIC: a highly efficient particle-in-cell code for modeling wakefield acceleration in plasmas (2006)
  19. Gibbon, Paul: Short pulse laser interactions with matter. An introduction. (2005)
  20. Tsidulko, Yu.; Pozzoli, R.; Romé, M.: MEP: A 3D PIC code for the simulation of the dynamics of a non-neutral plasma (2005)

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