On the analysis of inhomogeneous magnetic field spectrometer for laser-driven ion acceleration.

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We present a detailed study of the use of a non-parallel, inhomogeneous magnetic field spectrometer for the investigation of laser-accelerated ion beams. Employing a wedged yoke design, we demonstrate the feasibility of an in-situ self-calibration technique of the non-uniform magnetic field and show that high-precision measurements of ion energies are possible in a wide-angle configuration. We also discuss the implications of a stacked detector system for unambiguous identification of different ion species present in the ion beam and explore the feasibility of detection of high energy particles beyond 100 MeV/amu in radiation harsh environments.


  • D Jung
  • Lovisa Senje
  • O McCormack
  • L Yin
  • B J Albright
  • S Letzring
  • D C Gautier
  • B Dromey
  • T Toncian
  • J C Fernandez
  • M Zepf
  • B M Hegelich
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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Article number033303
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch