Novel diagnostics for the study of electron transport in solid materials

P. Koester*, K. L. Lancaster, R. Evans, M. Koenig, S. Baton, L. A. Gizzi, D. Batani, N. Woolsey, P. Norreys, J. S. Green, F. Perez, A. Morace, J. Waugh, K. Akli, I. Hall, A. Faenov, T. Pikuz, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, L. LabateT. Levato

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The study of fast electrons generated in laser-matter interactions and their transport through matter is of great interest for the fast ignition concept in the inertial confinement fusion. A typical experimental approach is the interaction of intense laser radiation with foil targets. The transport of the electrons through the foil can be studied with several techniques including X-ray emission measurements and direct measurements on electrons leaving the foil. Some laser-matter interaction features can be monitored using spectroscopy in the visible range. Here we will focus our attention on some of the experimental techniques that have been used in laser-foil experiments at ILIL laboratory in Pisa and in a VULCAN Petawatt experiment at RAL. In particular we will describe high resolution X-ray spectroscopy with a bent crystal, K-alpha flux measurements, direct measurements of the angular distribution and spectrum of the electrons, and spectroscopy of the 3/2ω and 2ω harmonics of the laser radiation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication34th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2007, EPS 2007 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event34th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics 2007, EPS 2007 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 2 Jul 20076 Jul 2007


Conference34th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics 2007, EPS 2007

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