Suitable instrumentation for laser-accelerated proton (ion) beams is critical for development of integrated, laser-driven ion accelerator systems. Instrumentation aimed at beam diagnostics and control must be applied to the driving laser pulse, the laser-plasma that forms at the target and the emergent proton (ion) bunch in a correlated way to develop these novel accelerators. This report is a brief overview of established diagnostic techniques and new developments based on material presented at the first workshop on 'Instrumentation for Diagnostics and Control of Laser-accelerated Proton (Ion) Beams' in Abingdon, UK. It includes radiochromic film (RCF), image plates (IP), micro-channel plates (MCP), Thomson spectrometers, prompt inline scintillators, time and space-resolved interferometry (TASRI) and nuclear activation schemes. Repetition-rated instrumentation requirements for target metrology are also addressed. (C) 2013 Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Physica medica-European journal of medical physics|
|Early online date||05 Oct 2013|
|Publication status||Published - May 2014|
Bibliographical noteThis article was referred to in Corrigendum. See Physica medica-European journal of medical physics, vol 31, no. 1, pp. 117., DOI 10.1016/j.ejmp.2014.10.080
- Proton beam
- RADIOCHROMIC FILM DOSIMETRY