Employing Laser-Accelerated Proton Beams to Diagnose High Intensity Laser-Plasma Interactions

Gianluca Sarri, C. A. Cecchetti, K. Quinn, P. A. Norreys, R. Trines, O. Willi, J. Fuchs, P. McKenna, M. Quinn, F. Pegoraro, S. V. Bulanov, M. Borghesi

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Abstract

A review of the proton radiography technique will be presented. This technique employs laser-accelerated laminar bunches of protons to diagnose the temporal and spatial characteristic of the electric and magnetic fields generated during high-intensity laser-plasma interactions. The remarkable temporal and spatial resolution that this technique can achieve (of the order of a picosecond and a few microns respectively) candidates this technique as the preferrable one, if compared to other techniques, to probe high intensity laser-matterinteractions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLIGHT AT EXTREME INTENSITIES 2011
EditorsK Osvay, P Dombi, JA Fulop, K Varju
Place of PublicationMELVILLE
PublisherAMER INST PHYSICS
Pages149-154
Number of pages6
Volume1462
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-1066-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventConference on Light at Extreme Intensities 2011 - Szeged, Hungary
Duration: 14 Nov 201118 Nov 2011

Conference

ConferenceConference on Light at Extreme Intensities 2011
CountryHungary
CitySzeged
Period14/11/201118/11/2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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