Advanced diagnostics applied to a laser-driven electron-acceleration experiment
Authors: Gamucci A., Bourgeois N., Ceccotti T., Dobosz S., D’Oliveira P., Galimberti M., Galy J., Giulietti A., Giulietti D., Gizzi LA., Hamilton D.J., Labate L., Marques J.R., Monot P., Popescu H., Reau F., Sarri G., Tomassini P., Martin P.
Autors Affiliation: CNR, IPCF, Intense Laser Irradiat Lab, I-56124 Pisa, Italy
Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Pisa, I-56100 Pisa, Italy;
Ecole Polytech, CNRS, UMR 7605, Lab Utilisat Lasers Intenses, F-91128 Palaiseau, France
CEA, DSM, DRECAM, SPAM, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France;
Rutherford Appleton Lab, Cent Laser Facil, Didcot OX11 0QX, Oxon England;
Inst Transuranium Elements, D-76125 Karlsruhe, Germany ;
Univ Pisa, Dipartimento Fis, I-56100 Pisa, Italy:
Ist Nazl Fis Nucl MI, I-20133 Milan, Italy
Abstract: In this paper, the interaction of 10-TW laser pulses, focused at moderately relativistic intensity, with a supersonic helium gas-jet has been investigated by varying gas density and jet nozzle. We have successfully tested several advanced diagnostic devices to characterize the plasma and the accelerated electron bunches. Plasma densities have been measured by means of a femtosecond high-resolution interferometer, while the electron beams were analyzed with a stack of radiochromic films, a beam-profile monitor, a magnetic spectrometer, and a nuclear activation setup based on gamma-ray generation via electron bremsstrahlung. We present the results as well as the basic features and relevant details of such diagnostics whose performances can fit a large class of experiments.
Journal/Review: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON PLASMA SCIENCE
Volume: 36 (4.4) Pages from: 1699 to: 1706
KeyWords: advanced diagnostics; laser-plasma acceleration; plasma measurementsDOI: 10.1109/TPS.2008.2000898Citations: 2data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2021-11-28References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here