Investigations of ultrafast charge dynamics in laser-irradiated targets by a self probing technique employing laser driven protons
Authors: Ahmed H., Kar S., Cantono G., Nersisyan G., Brauckmann S., Doria D., Gwynne D., Macchi A., Naughton K., Willi O., Lewis C.L.S., Borghesi M.
Autors Affiliation: School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen\’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN, UK; Department of Physics “E. Fermi”, Largo B. Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa, Italy; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Research Unit Adriano Gozzini, via G. Moruzzi 1, Pisa 56124, Italy; Institut für Laser-und Plasmaphysik, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany
Abstract: The divergent and broadband proton beams produced by the target normal sheath acceleration mechanism provide the unique opportunity to probe, in a point-projection imaging scheme, the dynamics of the transient electric and magnetic fields produced during laser-plasma interactions. Commonly such experimental setup entails two intense laser beams, where the interaction produced by one beam is probed with the protons produced by the second. We present here experimental studies of the ultra-fast charge dynamics along a wire connected to laser irradiated target carried out by employing a
Journal/Review: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
Volume: 829 Pages from: 172 to: 175
KeyWords: laser-plasma acceleration; ion acceleration; proton probingDOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2016.04.078Citations: 8data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2020-05-24References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here