TITLE

A picosecond time-resolved electron energy spectrometer based on Cˇerenkov radiation

AUTHOR(S)
Elberson, Lee N.; Ping, Yuan; Shepherd, Ronnie L.; Patel, Pravesh K.; Mackinnon, Andrew J.; Hill, Wendell T.
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Review of Scientific Instruments;Feb2009, Vol. 80 Issue 2, pN.PAG
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The energy spectrum of relativistic electrons is an important characterization of high intensity laser-matter interactions. We present a technique that utilizes Cˇerenkov radiation to measure the time-resolved energy distribution of electrons. Electrons escaping from targets irradiated by high-intensity laser pulses were measured, demonstrating the feasibility of such a novel diagnostic. Limitations on the time resolution of this diagnostic are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
36823163

 

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