Tomography of an ultrafast laser driven proton source

Sargis Ter-Avetisyan, M. Schnurer, P.V. Nickles, W. Sandner, Marco Borghesi, T. Nakamura, K. Mima

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Using a multichannel Thomson spectrometer we have implemented a tomographic approach allowing the reconstruction of the emission characteristic of a laser driven proton source with high energy and spatial resolution. The results demonstrate the complexity of the temporal and spatial characteristics of such a source. The emitted proton beam, which is laminar and divergent at high energies, becomes convergent at low energies. This implies that a fraction of the proton beam having this kinetic energy is emitted in a collimated way from the target at the
Original languageEnglish
Article number063101
Pages (from-to)063101
Number of pages1
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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