Vedi Esperimenti

Exploring Extreme Light Sources In Unconventional Scenarios

Plasmas, electron accel., fusion ignition, & theory

Diode-pumped lasers for ultrashort pulse amplifiers (Diomede)

Ultraintense laser driven sources of high energy particle and radiation are developing rapidly and are being considered for medical applications. In this scenario it is crucial to rely on affordable, … Read more

Dosimetry and radiobiology with laser-driven relativistic electron beams

Electron accelerators based upon the so-called Laser Wake-Field Acceleration (LWFA) mechanism in a plasma are deserving a growing attention, mainly due to their intrinsic reduced footprint when compar… Read more

Experimental laser-driven proton acceleration and related beam diagnostics at ILIL

The experiment aims at optimizing the laser-target interaction for the acceleration of protons, via the Target Normal Sheath Acceleration (TNSA) mechanism, using the 10TW laser system currently availa… Read more

Intense laser interaction with structured targets and high field plasmonics

This research activity is focused on the use of sub-wavelength structuring to enhance the coupling of intense, ultrashort laser pulses with solid matter. In particular, it aims to exploit plasmonic ex… Read more

Intense laser-driven shock for physics of extreme conditions (FemtoShock)

This experiment indeed marks the beginning of a new research line in INO, where two the group of high pressure physics, mainly based on the diamond anvill cell (DAC), and that of ultraintense laser so… Read more

Interferometry for the characterization and diagnostics of targets and plasma in laser-plasma experiments

Recent progresses on laser wakefield acceleration (LWFA) open the way for the development of novel compact accelerators with potential applications for example in biomedical therapy and diagnosis, as … Read more

Laser-driven collisionless shock waves

Intense lasers are able to generate high Mach number, large amplitude shock waves in collisionless plasmas and in the presence of relativistic electrons. The generation of such shocks is of interest b… Read more

Laser-driven ion acceleration

Ultraintense lasers offer the possibility to develop novel sources of multi-MeV ions, based on a paradigm of “collective” or “coherent” acceleration in a plasma. Such laser-plasma sources have unique … Read more

Laser-plasma acceleration of electrons and secondary (Compton) radiation sources

The impressive progress of high power laser technology initiated by the introduction of the Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA) concept is now leading to the realization of new large laser infrastructur… Read more

Laser-plasma interaction in a regime relevant for laser-fusion via shock-ignition

Shock ignition (SI) is a promising two-step approach to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), where a strong converging shock wave is launched at the end of the compression phase to ignite the fuel. Both… Read more