A 250-TW laser system (FLAME - Frascati laser for acceleration and multidisciplinary experiments) is now in its commissioning phase in a new laboratory at LNF-INFN in the framework of the PLASMONX (Plasma acceleration and monochromatic X-ray generation) project. The laser will deliver25fs duration pulses with an energy up to 6J, at a 10Hz repetition rate. An ad hoc target area has also been designed and is currently being set up, allowing the first test experiments of electron laser wakefield acceleration to be carried out over the next few months in a safe, radiation-protected environment. An overview of the main features of the laser system and target area is given, along with a survey of the design and set-up of the self-injection test experiment, which is expected to reach the production of sub-GeV electron bunches.
|Autori:||Labate L; Anelli F; Bacci A; Batani D; Bellaveglia M; Benedetti C; Benocci R; Cacciotti L; Cecchetti CA; Ciricosta O; Clozza A; Cultrera L; Di Pirro G; Drenska N; Faccini R; Ferrario M; Filippetto D; Gallo S; Fioravanti S; Gamucci A; Gatti G; Ghigo A; Giulietti A; Giulietti D; Koster P; Levato T; Lollo V; Pace E; Pathak N; Rossi A; Serafini L; Turchetti G; Vaccarezza C; Valente P; Vicario C; Gizzi LA|
|Titolo:||A self-injection acceleration test experiment for the FLAME laser|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/10420151003732056|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|