Gamma-ray measurements in relativistic interactions with underdense plasmas
Authors: Galimberti M., Giulietti A., Giulietti D., Gizzi LA., Borghesi M., Campbell HD., Schiavi A., Willi O.
Autors Affiliation: Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory IFAM, Area della Ricerca CNR, Pisa (Italy;
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pisa and INFM, Pisa, Italy;
The Queen’s University, Belfast BT7 iNN, UK;
Imperial College ofScience, Technology and Medicine, SW7 2BZ, London, UK
Abstract: Fast electrons generated during laser-plasma interactions at relativistic intensities can be studied directly using electron spectrometers, or indirectly, detecting the gamma-ray bremsstrahlung radiation generated by the interaction of these electrons with matter. In a recent experiment carried out at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory using the Vulcan laser, the propagation of a 75 J, 1 ps Chirped Pulse Amplified pulse (CPA) in a preformed plasma channel was studied using a variety of diagnostic techniques. High energy gamma ray detectors based on NaI(TI) scintillator coupled to photomultipliers were used to detect bremsstrahlung emission from accelerated electrons. The gamma-my yield was studied for different plasma channel conditions by varying the delay between the channel forming pulse and the main CPA pulse. These results are correlated with the interferometric images of the plasma interaction region.
Journal/Review: PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE
Volume: 4424 Pages from: 512 to: 515
KeyWords: laser-plasma interactionsDOI: 10.1117/12.425545Citations: 2data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2021-10-24References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here