A modified Thomson parabola spectrometer for high resolution multi-MeV ion measurements-Application to laser-driven ion acceleration

D. C. Carroll, P. Brummitt, D. Neely, F. Lindau, O. Lundh, C. -G. Wahlstrom, P. McKenna

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Abstract

A novel Thomson parabola ion spectrometer design is presented, in which a gradient electric field configuration is employed to enable a compact design capable of high resolution measurements of ion energy and charge-to-mass ratio. Practical issues relating to the use of the spectrometer for measurement of ion acceleration in high-power laser-plasma experiments are discussed. Example experimental results for ion acceleration from petawatt-class laser interactions with thin gold target foils are presented.

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Keywords

  • Thomson parabola spectrometer
  • laser ion acceleration
  • ion diagnostic
  • plasma interactions
  • dynamic-range
  • solids
  • energy
  • irradiation
  • generation
  • beams

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