Longitudinal proton probing of ultrafast and high-contrast laser-solid interactions

B. Albertazzi, P. Antici, J. Bocker, M. Borghesi, S. Chen, V. Dervieux, E. D'Humières, L. Lancia, M. Nakatsutsumi, R. Shepherd, L. Romagnagni, Y. Sentoku, M. Swantusch, O. Willi, H. Pépin, J. Fuchs

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Abstract

We have performed an experiment aimed at measuring self-generated magnetic fields produced in solids by high electron currents following high-intensity and high contrast short-pulse laser irradiation. This was done using longitudinal high resolution proton deflectometry. The experiment was performed at the Titan-JLF laser facility with a high-power short-pulse beam (700 fs, ~ 110 J) split into two beams irradiating two solid targets. One beam is used for the generation of protons and the other beam for the generation of the ultra-high currents of electrons and of the associated magnetic fields. This capability allows us to study the spatio-temporal evolution of the magnetic fields and its dependence on the laser intensity and target material.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume59
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2013

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