Angularly resolved characterization of ion beams from laser-ultrathin foil interactions

C. Scullion, D. Doria, L. Romagnani, H. Ahmed, A. Alejo, O. C. Ettlinger, R. J. Gray, J. Green, G. S. Hicks, D. Jung, K. Naughton, H. Padda, K. Poder, G.G. Scott, D. R. Symes, S. Kar, P. McKenna, Z. Najmudin, D. Neely, M. ZepfM. Borghesi

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Methods and techniques used to capture and analyze beam profiles produced from the interaction of intense, ultrashort laser pulses and ultrathin foil targets using stacks of Radiochromic Film (RCF) and Columbia Resin #39 (CR-39) are presented. The identification of structure in the beam is particularly important in this regime, as it may be indicative of the dominance of specific acceleration mechanisms. Additionally, RCF can be used to deconvolve proton spectra with coarse energy resolution while mantaining angular information across the whole beam.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberC09020
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2016
Event4 th International Conference Frontiers in Diagnostics Technologies - Rome, Italy
Duration: 30 Mar 201601 Apr 2016


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