HELL: High-energy electrons by laser light, a user-oriented experimental platform at ELI beamlines

Tadzio Levato*, Stefano Bonora, Gabriele Maria Grittani, Carlo Maria Lazzarini, Muhammad Fahad Nawaz, Michal Nevrkla, Leonardo Villanova, Roberto Ziano, Silvano Bassanese, Nadezhda Bobrova, Katia Casarin, Edwin Chacon-Golcher, Yanjun J. Gu, Danila Khikhlukha, Daniel Kramer, Marco Lonza, Daniele Margarone, Veronika Olšovcová, Marcin Rosinski, Bedrich RusPavel Sasorov, Roberto Versaci, Agnieska Zaraś-Szydlowska, Sergei V. Bulanov, Georg Korn

*Corresponding author for this work

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Laser wake field acceleration (LWFA) is an efficient method to accelerate electron beams to high energy. This is a benefit in research infrastructures where a multidisciplinary environment can benefit from the different secondary sources enabled, having the opportunity to extend the range of applications that is accessible and to develop new ideas for fundamental studies. The ELI Beamline project is oriented to deliver such beams to the scientific community both for applied and fundamental research. The driver laser is a Ti:Sa diode-pumped system, running at a maximum performance of 10 Hz, 30 J, and 30 fs. The possibilities to setup experiments using different focal lengths parabolas, as well as the possibility to counter-propagate a second laser beam intrinsically synchronized, are considered in the electron acceleration program. Here, we review the laser-driven electron acceleration experimental platform under implementation at ELI Beamlines, the HELL (High-energy Electrons by Laser Light) experimental platform .

Original languageEnglish
Article number1565
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 05 Sept 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • ELI Beamlines
  • HELL
  • Laser counter-propagation
  • Laser-driven electron acceleration
  • Laser-electron collider
  • Laser-plasma acceleration
  • LWFA
  • Ultrahigh intensity laser-matter interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Instrumentation
  • General Engineering
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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