Scientific Results

A new line for laser-driven light ions acceleration and related TNSA studies

Year: 2017

Authors: Gizzi L.A., Giove D., Altana C., Brandi F., Cirrone P., Cristoforetti G., Fazzi A., Ferrara P., Fulgentini L., Koester P., Labate L., Lanzalone G., Londrillo P., Mascali D., Muoio A., Palla D., Schillaci F., Sinigardi S., Tudisco S., Turchetti G.

Autors Affiliation: Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory (ILIL), Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Via G. Moruzzi 1, Pisa, 56124, Italy; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) Sezione di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo 3, Pisa, 56127, Italy; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Laboratorio Acceleratori e Superconduttività Applicata (INFN-LASA), Via Fratelli Cervi 201, Segrate, 20090, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania, 95123, Italy; Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, INFN, Via S. Sofia, Catania, 95125, Italy; Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Morego 30, Genova, 16163, Italy; Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Milano and INFN, Sezione di Milano, via Lambruschini 4, Milano, 20156, Italy; Università degli Studi di Enna Kore, Via delle Olimpiadi, Enna, 94100, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Bologna and INFN, Sez. di Bologna, Bologna, 40126, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pisa, Pisa, 56124, Italy; Institute of Physics Czech Academy of Science, ELI-Beamlines, Za Radnicí 835, Dolní Brežany, 252 41, Czech Republic

Abstract: In this paper, we present the status of the line for laser-driven light ions acceleration (L3IA) currently under implementation at the Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory (ILIL), and we provide an overview of the pilot experimental activity on laser-driven ion acceleration carried out in support of the design of the line. A description of the main components is given, including the laser, the beam transport line, the interaction chamber, and the diagnostics. A review of the main results obtained so far during the pilot experimental activity is also reported, including details of the laser-plasma interaction and ion beam characterization. A brief description of the preliminary results of a dedicated numerical modeling is also provided.

Journal/Review: APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL

Volume: 7 (10)      Pages from:   to:

More Information: CSN5. PRIN2012AY5LEL. Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, MIUR. – Acknowledgments: We acknowledge financial contribution from the CNR ELI-Italy Network funded by the MIUR for the upgrade of the ILIL-PW installation. The L3IA is a project of the INFN CSN5. This work is also partially supported by the MIUR-PRIN 2012 (Contract No. PRIN2012AY5LEL).
KeyWords: Laser-driven ion acceleration; Ultra-intense laser-matter interaction
DOI: 10.3390/app7100984

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