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Instrumentation for diagnostics and control of laser-accelerated proton (ion) beams

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F. Fiorini
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J. Fuchs

Abstract

Suitable instrumentation for laser-accelerated proton (ion) beams is critical for development of integrated, laser-driven ion accelerator systems. Instrumentation aimed at beam diagnostics and control must be applied to the driving laser pulse, the laser-plasma that forms at the target and the emergent proton (ion) bunch in a correlated way to develop these novel accelerators. This report is a brief overview of established diagnostic techniques and new developments based on material presented at the first workshop on 'Instrumentation for Diagnostics and Control of Laser-accelerated Proton (Ion) Beams' in Abingdon, UK. It includes radiochromic film (RCF), image plates (IP), micro-channel plates (MCP), Thomson spectrometers, prompt inline scintillators, time and space-resolved interferometry (TASRI) and nuclear activation schemes. Repetition-rated instrumentation requirements for target metrology are also addressed.

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hal-01164637 , version 1 (17-06-2015)

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P.R. Bolton, M. Borghesi, C. Brenner, D.C. Carroll, C. de Martinis, et al.. Instrumentation for diagnostics and control of laser-accelerated proton (ion) beams. Physica Medica, 2014, 30 (3), pp.117. ⟨10.1016/j.ejmp.2013.09.002⟩. ⟨hal-01164637⟩
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