Scientific Results

Light Ion Accelerating Line (L3IA): Test experiment at ILIL-PW

Year: 2018

Authors: Gizzi LA., Baffigi F., Brandi F., Bussolino GC., Cristoforetti G., Fazzi A., Fulgentini L., Giove D., Koester P., Labate L., Maero G., Palla D., Romè M., Tomassini P.

Autors Affiliation: Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory, INO-CNR, Pisa, Italy; INFN, Sez. Pisa, Italy; Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Milano and INFN, Sezione di Milano, Italy; INFN-LASA, Segrate, Italy; Università di Milano and INFN Sez. Milano, Italy

Abstract: The construction of a novel Laser-driven Light Ions Acceleration Line (L3IA) is progressing rapidly towards the operation, following the recent upgrade of the ILIL-PW laser facility. The Line was designed on the basis of the
pilot experimental activity carried out earlier at the same facility to define design parameters and to identify
main components including target control and diagnostic equipment, also in combination with the numerical
simulations for the optimization of laser and target parameters. A preliminary set of data was acquired following
the successful commissioning of the laser system >100 TW upgrade. Data include output from a range of different
ion detectors and optical diagnostics installed for qualification of the laser–target interaction. An overview of
the results is given along with a description of the relevant upgraded laser facility and features.

Journal/Review: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT

More Information: 631 08.08.2016. College of Natural Resources, University of California Berkeley, CNR. – This project has received funding from the CNR funded Italian research Network ELI-Italy ( D.M. n.631 08.08.2016 ) and from the L3IA INFN Experiment of CSN5 . We gratefully acknowledge support from the Central Laser Facility for in kind contribution to the experimental set up described in this experiment.
KeyWords: Ion detection; Laser–plasma acceleration; Target normal sheath acceleration; Ultraintense lasers
DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2018.03.016

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