Pilot experiment on proton acceleration using the 25 TW femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser system at PALS

J. Prokupek*, D. Margarone, J. Hřebíček, M. Krus, A. Velyhan, J. Pšikal, M. Pfeifer, T. Mocek, J. Krása, J. Ullschmied, K. Jungwirth, G. Korn, B. Rus

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Abstract

Fast plasma particle streams have been produced from the interaction of thin solid targets with the recently commissioned 25 TW, Ti:Sapphire, femtosecond laser operating at PALS Centre in Prague. A real-time diagnostic system was employed to characterize the produced particles. Low-current proton beams with energies exceeding 2 MeV were detected by a silicon-carbide detector and their typical energy spectrum is reported. High-current slow plasma ions were recorded by ion collectors placed at different distances and angles. Particle streams were characterized with the future aim to use them as probe beams in combination with the kJ-class, iodine, sub-nanosecond laser beamline available at PALS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume690
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ion diagnostics
  • Laser driven acceleration
  • Proton beams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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