Design considerations for the use of laser-plasma accelerators for advanced space radiation studies

T. Koenigstein, O. Karger, G. Pretzler, J. B. Rosenzweig, B. Hidding

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Abstract

We present design considerations for the use of laser-plasma accelerators for mimicking space radiation and testing space-grade electronics. This novel application takes advantage of the inherent ability of laser-plasma accelerators to produce particle beams with exponential energy distribution, which is a characteristic shared with the hazardous relativistic electron flux present in the radiation belts of planets such as Earth, Saturn and Jupiter. Fundamental issues regarding laser-plasma interaction parameters, beam propagation, flux development, and experimental setup are discussed.

LanguageEnglish
Pages383-391
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Plasma Physics
Volume78
Issue number4 special issue
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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Keywords

  • relativistic electrons
  • model
  • distributions
  • solid interactions
  • jupiter
  • belts
  • pulse
  • beams
  • absorption
  • targets

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Koenigstein, T. ; Karger, O. ; Pretzler, G. ; Rosenzweig, J. B. ; Hidding, B. / Design considerations for the use of laser-plasma accelerators for advanced space radiation studies. In: Journal of Plasma Physics. 2012 ; Vol. 78, No. 4 special issue. pp. 383-391.
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