A viable laser driver for a user plasma accelerator

Year: 2018

Authors: Gizzi LA., Koester P., Labate L., Mathieu F., Mazzotta Z., Toci G., Vannini M.

Autors Affiliation: CNR, Ist Nazl Ott, Intense Laser Irradiat Lab, Pisa, Italy; Ecole Polytech, CNRS, Palaiseau, France; CNR, Ist Nazl Ott, Florence, Italy.

Abstract: The construction of a novel user facility employing laser-driven plasma acceleration with superior beam quality will require an industrial grade, high repetition rate petawatt laser driver which is beyond existing technology. However, with the ongoing fast development of chirped pulse amplification and high average power laser technology, options can be identified depending on the envisioned laser-plasma acceleration scheme and on the time scale for construction. Here we discuss laser requirements for the EuPRAXIA infrastructure design and identify a suitable laser concepts that is likely to fulfill such requirements with a moderate development of existing technologies.


Volume: 909      Pages from: 58  to: 66

More Information: 631 08.08.2016. College of Natural Resources, University of California Berkeley, CNR. 653782 EuPRAXIA. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, LLNL. – The research leading to these results has received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under Grant Agreement No. 653782 EuPRAXIA. This project has received funding from the CNR funded Italian research Network ELI-Italy (D.M. n. 631 08.08.2016 ). We gratefully acknowledge P. Mason and K. Ertel of the Central Laser Facility, A. Bayramian, C. Siders and C. Haefner of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and F. Falcoz of Amplitude Technologies for fruitful discussion on the laser developments.
KeyWords: Laser plasma interaction, Chirped pulse amplification, Solid state lasers, ultrafast lasers propagation, design, YBYAG
DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2018.02.089

Citations: 18
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