High-charge divergent electron beam generation from high-intensity laser interaction with a gas-cluster target
Authors: Koester P., Bussolino GC., Cristoforetti G., Faenov A., Giulietti A., Giulietti D., Labate L., Levato T., Pikuz T., Gizzi LA.
Autors Affiliation: Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italy; Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Science (RAS), Moscow, Russia; Division for Photon Science and Technology, Institute for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan; Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan; Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy; INFN Sezione di Pisa, Pisa, Italy; Fyzikální ústav AV ČR v.v.i., Praha, Czech Republic
Abstract: We report on an experimental study on the interaction of a high-contrast 40 fs duration 2 TW laser pulse with an argon-cluster target. A high-charge, homogeneous, large divergence electron beam with moderate kinetic energy (similar to 2 MeV) is observed in the forward direction. The results show that an electron beam with a charge as high as 12 nC can be obtained using a table-top laser system. It was demonstrated that the accelerated electron beam is suitable for a variety of applications such as micro-radiography of thin samples in a wide field of view. It can also be applied for in vitro dosimetry studies.
Journal/Review: LASER AND PARTICLE BEAMS
Volume: 33 (2) Pages from: 331 to: 338
More Information: The work of A. Faenov and T. Pikuz was partially supported by the RFBR projects 14-22-02089 and 14-02-91171-GFEN_a. The activity of the INO-CNR Pisa group was partially supported from the Italian Ministry of Health through the Project No. GR-2009-1608935 (\”Study of Radiobiological and Radiotherapic Effects of a Novel Laser-Driven Electron Accelerator\”, D.I. AgeNaS).KeyWords: Clusters; Electron acceleration; Electron radiography; Femtosecond lasersDOI: 10.1017/S0263034615000014Citations: 11data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2020-10-18References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here