An integrated approach to ultraintense laser sciences: The PLASMON-X project

Year: 2009

Authors: Gizzi LA., Bacci A., Betti S., Cecchetti, C.A., Ferrario M., Gamucci A., Giulietti A., Giulietti D., Koester P., Labate L., Levato T., Petrillo V., Serafini L., Tomassini P., Vaccarezza C.

Autors Affiliation: CNR, Ist Proc Chim Fis, Area Ric, I-56100 Pisa, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Pisa, Pisa, Italy; Univ Pisa, Dip Fis, Pisa, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, I-20133 Milan, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, LNF, Rome, Italy

Abstract: In this paper we discuss recent results in the design configuration and modelling of the PLASMON-X project aimed at the development of an innovative, high-gradient acceleration with super-intense and ultra-short laser pulses, and a tuneable, hard X/gamma-ray source, based upon Thomson scattering of optical photons by energetic electrons. Both experiments require very high power, ultra-short laser pulses in combination with very bright and short electron bunches generated either by conventional acceleration (LINAC) or by laser-driven, self injection acceleration in plasmas. The main issues concerning the integrated use of unique laser and linear accelerator installations, and the complementary use of all-optical configurations will be briefly examined.


Volume: 175      Pages from: 3  to: 10

KeyWords: electron-beams; compton-scattering; accelerator; dynamics;
DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2009-01109-4

Citations: 32
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