3-5 October 2018
INFN-LNF, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Characterization of intense electromagnetic fields in the radiofrequency-microwave regime generated by powerful laser-matter interaction

5 Oct 2018, 12:15
20m
Bruno Touschek Auditorium (INFN-LNF, Italy)

Bruno Touschek Auditorium

INFN-LNF, Italy

Via E. Fermi, 40 I-00044 Frascati

Speaker

Dr Fabrizio Consoli (ENEA - Centro Ricerche Frascati)

Description

The measurement of intense electromagnetic fields in the radiofrequency-microwave regime in experiments of laser interaction with matter is a hot topic both in laser-plasma particle-acceleration context and in inertial-confinement-fusion one. Fields up to MV/m intensity are generated in powerful interactions, but their characterization is a very delicate and complex issue, especially when using classical conductive probes. In this work we describe the measurements of these fields by means of electro-optic methods based on Pockels effect, capable to give accurate field characterization in very harsh environments for laser intensities up to the petawatt range. We describe also the techniques used in some experiments with high-intensity and high-energy lasers to achieve suitable field measurements also by means of classical conductive probes (a). (a) This work has been partially carried out within the framework of the EUROfusion Consortium and has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 under grant agreement No 633053. The views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission.

Primary author

Dr Fabrizio Consoli (ENEA - Centro Ricerche Frascati)

Co-authors

Dr D Klir (Institute of Plasma Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czechia) Dr Daniele Margarone (Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechia) Dr Emma-Jane Ditter (The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom) Dr Francesco Ingenito (ENEA) Dr George S Hicks (The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom) Mr Giorgio Di Giorgio (ENEA) Mr Giuseppe Cristofari (ENEA) Dr J Cikhardt (Institute of Plasma Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czechia) Dr Jozef Krasa (Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechia) Dr Lionel Duvillaret (Kapteos) Dr M Pfeifer (Institute of Plasma Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechia, Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechia) Dr Margareth Notley (Central Laser Facility, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, United Kingdom) Dr Massimo De Marco (Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechia) Dr Mattia Cipriani (ENEA - CR Frascati) Dr Oliver C Ettlinger (The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom) Mr Pierluigi andreoli (ENEA) Dr Riccardo De Angelis De Angelis (ENEA) Prof. Roland A. Smith (The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom) Dr Samuel Giltrap (The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom) Dr Timothy Robinson (The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom) Prof. Zulfikar Najmudin (The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom) Dr r Dudzak (Institute of Plasma Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechia, Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czechia)

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