Diagnostics for studies of novel laser ion acceleration mechanisms.

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Diagnostic for investigating and distinguishing different laser ion acceleration mechanisms has been developed and successfully tested. An ion separation wide angle spectrometer can simultaneously investigate three important aspects of the laser plasma interaction: (1) acquire angularly resolved energy spectra for two ion species, (2) obtain ion energy spectra for multiple species, separated according to their charge to mass ratio, along selected axes, and (3) collect laser radiation reflected from and transmitted through the target and propagating in the same direction as the ion beam. Thus, the presented diagnostic constitutes a highly adaptable tool for accurately studying novel acceleration mechanisms in terms of their angular energy distribution, conversion efficiency, and plasma density evolution.


  • Lovisa Senje
  • Mark Yeung
  • Bastian Aurand
  • Stephan Kuschel
  • Christian Rödel
  • Florian Wagner
  • Kun Li
  • Brendan Dromey
  • Vincent Bagnoud
  • Paul Neumayer
  • Markus Roth
  • Claes-Göran Wahlström
  • Matthew Zepf
  • Thomas Kuehl
  • Daniel Jung
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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Article number113302
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch

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