Sep 24 – 30, 2017
La Biodola, Isola d'Elba
Europe/Rome timezone

LIGHT: Generation of highest peak intensities of ultrashort MeV proton bunches and going towards applications

Sep 27, 2017, 6:00 PM
SE, Sala Elena, HH

SE, Sala Elena, HH

talk WG2 - Ion Beams from Plasmas WG2_Parallel


Diana Jahn (Technische Universität Darmstadt)


Laser-driven ion acceleration became a promising field in the past 20 years. The Laser Ion Generation, Handling and Transport (LIGHT) collaboration makes in this field a significant impact. This collaboration was founded to combine laser-driven ion acceleration with conventional accelerator technology. It consists of several university groups (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Technische Universität Dresden, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) and research centers (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Helmholtzzentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Helmholtzinstitut Jena). In the last few years, a 6 m long test beamline was set up at GSI and sub-nanosecond, intense MeV proton bunches were generated through phase focussing. In the next experiments, the beam homogeneity has been improved to enable the time-resolved imaging capability. Moreover, first energy loss pre-experiments are planned based on specially developed ultrafast diamond detectors.

Primary author

Diana Jahn (Technische Universität Darmstadt)


Abel Blazevic (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Helmholtz-Institut Jena) Christian Brabetz (GSI) Dennis Schumacher (GSI) Mr Florian Kroll (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Florian-Emmanuel Brack (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf) Mr Johannes Ding (Technical University Darmstadt) Prof. Markus Roth (Technische Universität Darmstadt) Prof. Thomas COWAN (Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Prof. Ulrich Schramm (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Vincent Bagnoud (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Helmholtz-Institut Jena)

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