Detail Project and Funding

Extreme Light Infrastructure


Funded by: Ministero dell’Istruzione, Universit√† e Ricerca (MIUR)  
Calls: FOE 2011, 2012, 2013
Start date: 2011-01-01  End date: 2016-12-31
Total Budget: EUR 1.550.000,00  INO share of the total budget: EUR 1.550.000,00
Scientific manager: De Natale Paolo – Gizzi Leonida Antonio   and for INO is: Gizzi Leonida Antonio

Organization/Institution/Company main assignee: CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

other Organization/Institution/Company involved:

other INO’s people involved:
Baffigi Federica
Brandi Fernando
Bussolino GianCarlo
Cristoforetti Gabriele
Ferrara Paolo
Fulgentini Lorenzo
Giulietti Antonio
Labate Luca

Abstract: The objective of the project is the realization of new sources of radiation and high energy particles based on the interaction of ultraintense lasers with matter.
In view of these studies, a new laser installation, capable of extreme laser intensities will be developed at the Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory (ILIL) of the National Institute of Optics in Pisa.
The new laser, an upgrade to the existing high intensity laser at ILIL, will deliver sub-PW power pulses that will be used to drive acceleration of charged particles to high energy and to generate ionizing radiation.
Particle and radiation obtained with this new technique exhibit unprecedented properties of intensity and time structure. Radiobiological effect of these sources will be investigated in view of future applications to radiotherapy and medical diagnostics.

The Scientific Results:
1) A new technique for X-ray spectroscopy of laser-plasmas with simultaneous 2D spatial resolution over a broad spectral range
High-charge divergent electron beam generation from high-intensity laser interaction with a gas-cluster target
Electron radiography using a table-top laser-cluster plasma accelerator
First electrons from the new 220 TW Frascati Laser for Acceleration and Multidisciplinary Experiments (FLAME) at Frascati National Laboratories (LNF)
High energy electrons from interaction with a 10 mm gas-jet at FLAME
Acceleration with self-injection for an all-optical radiation source at LNF
Precision X-ray spectroscopy of intense laser-plasma interactions
Investigation on laser-plasma coupling in intense, ultrashort irradiation of a nanostructured silicon target
Laser-Plasma Particle Sources for Biology and Medicine
X-ray conversion of ultra-short laser pulses on a solid sample: Role of electron waves excited in the pre-plasma
Focusing and stabilizing laser-plasma-generated electron beams with magnetic devices
Particle acceleration based on intense lasers and plasmas: scientific and technological challenges
The LILIA (laser induced light ions acceleration) experiment at LNF
IRIDE: Interdisciplinary research infrastructure based on dual electron linacs and lasers
High energy electrons from interaction with a structured gas-jet at FLAME
Yb:YAG structured ceramic slabs based on differently doped layers for high energy laser applications
Interferometric characterization of gas targets used in
laser wakefield acceleration
Graded Yb:YAG ceramic structures: design, fabrication and characterization of the laser performances