Instrumentation for diagnostics and control of laser-accelerated proton (ion) beams

P. R. Bolton*, M. Borghesi, C. Brenner, D. C. Carroll, C. De Martinis, F. Fiorini, A. Flacco, V. Floquet, J. Fuchs, P. Gallegos, D. Giove, J. S. Green, S. Green, B. Jones, D. Kirby, P. McKenna, D. Neely, F. Nuesslin, R. Prasad, S. ReinhardtM. Roth, U. Schramm, G. G. Scott, S. Ter-Avetisyan, M. Tolley, G. Turchetti, J. J. Wilkens

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-270
Number of pages16
JournalPhysica medica-European journal of medical physics
Volume30
Issue number3
Early online date05 Oct 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2014

Bibliographical note

This 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

Keywords

  • Proton beam
  • Laser-acceleration
  • Dosimetry
  • Diagnostics
  • RADIOCHROMIC FILM DOSIMETRY
  • MULTI-MEV
  • GENERATION
  • TARGETS
  • SPECTROSCOPY
  • IRRADIATION
  • DETECTOR
  • SURFACE
  • SYSTEM
  • PLATES

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