TITLE

Application of proton radiography in experiments of relevance to inertial confinement fusion

AUTHOR(S)
Sarri, G.; Borghesi, M.; Cecchetti, C. A.; Romagnani, L.; Jung, R.; Willi, O.; Hoarty, D. J.; Stevenson, R. M.; Brown, C. R. D.; James, S. F.; Hobbs, P.; Lockyear, J.; Bulanov, S. V.; Pegoraro, F.
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
European Physical Journal D -- Atoms, Molecules, Clusters & Opti;Mar2010, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p299
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Multi-Mev proton beams generated by target normal sheath acceleration (TNSA) during the interaction of an ultra intense laser beam (I≥1019 W/cm2) with a thin metallic foil (thickness of the order of a few tens of microns) are particularly suited as a particle probe for laser plasma experiments. The proton imaging technique employs a laser-driven proton beam in a point-projection imaging scheme as a diagnostic tool for the detection of electric fields in such experiments. The proton probing technique has been applied in experiments of relevance to inertial confinement fusion (ICF) such as laser heated gasbags and laser-hohlraum experiments. The data provides direct information on the onset of laser beam filamentation and on the plasma expansion in the hohlraum’s interior, and confirms the suitability and usefulness of this technique as an ICF diagnostic.
ACCESSION #
44692253

 

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