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

High quality LWFA: design and implementation at ILIL-PW

Sep 25, 2017, 7:30 PM
Parking Area, Hotel Hermitage

Parking Area, Hotel Hermitage

poster WG1 - Electron Beams from Plasmas Wine and Poster Session 1(WG1-WG2-WG3-WG8)


Leonida Antonio Gizzi (PI)


Demonstration of high quality laser-plasma acceleration is mandatory for future development of novel plasma-based radiation sources like the EuPRAXIA H2020 project. In this context we are developing a test electron beam-line based on laser-wakefield acceleration with the aim of driving a Free Electron Laser in the X-ray domain. Our developments include design of a novel injection and acceleration scheme named ReMPI to produce low energy spread, low emittance bunches, and the experimental proof-of-principle demonstration of such a scheme, including a short wavelength injection pulse and a resonant pulse train, all starting from a single Ti:Sa laser pulse. These developments take advantage of the recent upgrade of the ILIL-PW facility including the recent >100 TW scale laser upgrade and the commissioning of the new, PW scale interaction area. A preliminary set of data was already acquired following the successful commissioning of the laser system. Data include output from a range of diagnostics designed to characterize gas target, laser-gas interaction stability and electron bunch characterization. An overview of the preliminary results will be given along with a description of the full design and the relevant upgraded ILIL-PW facility and features.

Primary author

Leonida Antonio Gizzi (PI)


Fernando Brandi (INO-CNR) Gianluca Vantaggiato (Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) Lorenzo Fulgentini (INO-CNR) Luca Umberto Labate (PI) Dr Paolo Tomassini (INO-CNR) Petra Koester (INO-CNR)

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