The TARANIS laser : A multi-terawatt system for laser plasma physics

C. L. S. Lewis*, G. Nersisyan, M. Borghesi, D. Doria, B. Dromey, T. Dzelzainis, M. Makita, K. Mckeever, D. Riley, S. White, D. Marlow, G. Williams, M. Zepf

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The Terawatt Apparatus for Relativistic And Non-linear Interdisciplinary Science (TARANIS), installed in the Centre for Plasma Physics at the Queen's University Belfast, supports a wide ranging science program, including laser-driven particle acceleration, X-ray lasers and high energy density physics experiments. We present (1) an overview of the laser facility, (2) results of preliminary investigations on proton acceleration, laser action at 13.9 nm and Kα sources and (3) speculation on future experiments using these extreme sources.

Original languageEnglish
Article number152036
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberPART 15
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event27th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC) - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jul 201102 Aug 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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