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A setup for studies of laser-driven proton acceleration at the Lund Laser Centre

Aurand, Bastian LU ; Hansson, Martin LU ; Senje, Lovisa LU ; Svensson, Kristoffer LU ; Persson, Anders LU ; Neely, D.; Lundh, Olle LU and Wahlström, Claes-Göran LU (2015) In Laser and Particle Beams 33(1). p.59-64
Abstract
We report on a setup for the investigation of proton acceleration in the regime of target normal sheath acceleration. The main interest here is to focus on stable laser beam parameters as well as a reliable target setup and diagnostics in order to do extensive and systematic studies on the acceleration mechanism. A motorized target alignment system in combination with large target mounts allows for up to 340 shots with high repetition rate without breaking the vacuum. This performance is used to conduct experiments with a split mirror setup exploring the effect of spatial and temporal separation between the pulses on the acceleration mechanism and on the resulting proton beam.
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keywords
Laser-ion acceleration, Mirror design, Radiation detectors
in
Laser and Particle Beams
volume
33
issue
1
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59 - 64
publisher
Cambridge University Press
external identifiers
  • wos:000352269300007
  • scopus:84926420973
ISSN
0263-0346
DOI
10.1017/S0263034614000779
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English
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  abstract     = {We report on a setup for the investigation of proton acceleration in the regime of target normal sheath acceleration. The main interest here is to focus on stable laser beam parameters as well as a reliable target setup and diagnostics in order to do extensive and systematic studies on the acceleration mechanism. A motorized target alignment system in combination with large target mounts allows for up to 340 shots with high repetition rate without breaking the vacuum. This performance is used to conduct experiments with a split mirror setup exploring the effect of spatial and temporal separation between the pulses on the acceleration mechanism and on the resulting proton beam.},
  author       = {Aurand, Bastian and Hansson, Martin and Senje, Lovisa and Svensson, Kristoffer and Persson, Anders and Neely, D. and Lundh, Olle and Wahlström, Claes-Göran},
  issn         = {0263-0346},
  keyword      = {Laser-ion acceleration,Mirror design,Radiation detectors},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {59--64},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {Laser and Particle Beams},
  title        = {A setup for studies of laser-driven proton acceleration at the Lund Laser Centre},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0263034614000779},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2015},
}