Angularly resolved characterization of ion beams from laser-ultrathin foil interactions

C. Scullion, D. Doria, L. Romagnani, H. Ahmed, A. Alejo, O.C. Ettlinger, R.J. Gray, J. Green, G.S. Hicks, D. Jung, K. Naughton, H. Padda, K. Poder, G.G. Scott, D.R. Symes, S. Kar, P. McKenna, Z. Najmudin, D. Neely, M. ZepfM. Borghesi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)
117 Downloads (Pure)


Methods and techniques used to capture and analyze beam profiles produced from the interaction of intense, ultrashort laser pulses and ultrathin foil targets using stacks of Radiochromic Film (RCF) and Columbia Resin #39 (CR-39) are presented. The identification of structure in the beam is particularly important in this regime, as it may be indicative of the dominance of specific acceleration mechanisms. Additionally, RCF can be used to deconvolve proton spectra with coarse energy resolution while mantaining angular information across the whole beam.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberC09020
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2016
Event4th International Conference Frontiers in Diagnostic Technologies - Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Frascati, Italy
Duration: 30 Mar 20161 Apr 2016


  • beam profiles
  • ultrashort laser pulses
  • ultrathin foil targets
  • radiochromic film
  • Columbia resin
  • aceleration mechanisms
  • proton spectra
  • energy resolution
  • angular information
  • dociometry
  • ion identification systems
  • electron cyclotron resonance
  • electron beam
  • spectrometers


Dive into the research topics of 'Angularly resolved characterization of ion beams from laser-ultrathin foil interactions'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this