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

Proton acceleration studies with ultrashort PW pulses at DRACO

Sep 25, 2017, 7:15 PM
SE, Sala Elena, HH

SE, Sala Elena, HH

talk WG2 - Ion Beams from Plasmas WG2_Parallel


Dr Hans-Peter Schlenvoigt (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden - Rossendorf)


With the recent upgrade, the DRACO Ti:Sa laser at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden – Rossendorf (HZDR), became a multi-beam, multi-target-area laser facility, delivering pulses of 30 fs pulse duration with energies of up to currently 30 J. The implementation of a "plug-in" plasma mirror allows to study the scaling of ion acceleration performance with laser pulse energy, temporal pulse contrast and target thickness while all further, typically facility-dependent conditions remain fixed. For the studies, a suite of single-shot, online diagnostics to monitor pre-interaction laser pulse parameters, laser-plasma interaction and ion beam characteristics was employed. In addition, a proton beamline based on pulsed solenoids was characterized in order to deliver proton pulses into a 5×5×5 mm³ target volume with homogenized lateral and depth dose profiles and average dose rates relevant for experimental cancer therapy studies.

Primary author

Dr Hans-Peter Schlenvoigt (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden - Rossendorf)


Mr Alexander Jahn (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Mr Florian Kroll (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Mr Florian-Emanuel Brack (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Dr Josefine Metzkes (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Dr Karl Zeil (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Mr Lennart Gaus (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Mrs Lieselotte Obst (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Mr Martin Rehwald (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Mr René Gebhardt (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Mr Stefan Bock (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Dr Stephan Kraft (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Mr Tim Ziegler (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Prof. Ulrich Schramm (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) Mr Uwe Helbig (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)

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