Scintillator-based ion beam profiler for diagnosing laser-accelerated ion beams

J. S. Green, M. Borghesi, C. M. Brenner, D. C. Carroll, N. P. Dover, P. S. Foster, P. Gallegos, S. Green, D. Kirby, K. J. Kirkby, P. McKenna, M. J. Merchant, Z. Najmudin, C. A. J. Palmer, D. Parker, R. Prasad, K. E. Quinn, P. P. Rajeev, M. P. Read, L. Romagnani & 6 others J. Schreiber, M.J.V. Streeter, O. Tresca, C. G. Wahlström, M. Zepf, D. Neely

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Abstract

Next generation intense, short-pulse laser facilities require new high repetition rate diagnostics for the detection of ionizing radiation. We have designed a new scintillator-based ion beam profiler capable of measuring the ion beam transverse profile for a number of discrete energy ranges. The optical response and emission characteristics of four common plastic scintillators has been investigated for a range of proton energies and fluxes. The scintillator light output (for 1 MeV > Ep < 28 MeV) was found to have a non-linear scaling with proton energy but a linear response to incident flux. Initial measurements with a prototype diagnostic have been successful, although further calibration work is required to characterize the total system response and limitations under the high flux, short pulse duration conditions of a typical high intensity laser-plasma interaction.

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Scintillator
Phosphors
Ion beams
scintillation counters
Short Pulse
ion beams
Laser
Fluxes
proton energy
Protons
Lasers
Laser pulses
Diagnostics
Energy
Laser-plasma Interaction
Plasma interactions
lasers
laser plasma interactions
Linear Response
Ionizing radiation

Keywords

  • acceleration
  • ion
  • laser-accelerated electrons
  • plasma
  • proton
  • scintillator
  • lasers

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Green, J. S. ; Borghesi, M. ; Brenner, C. M. ; Carroll, D. C. ; Dover, N. P. ; Foster, P. S. ; Gallegos, P. ; Green, S. ; Kirby, D. ; Kirkby, K. J. ; McKenna, P. ; Merchant, M. J. ; Najmudin, Z. ; Palmer, C. A. J. ; Parker, D. ; Prasad, R. ; Quinn, K. E. ; Rajeev, P. P. ; Read, M. P. ; Romagnani, L. ; Schreiber, J. ; Streeter, M.J.V. ; Tresca, O. ; Wahlström, C. G. ; Zepf, M. ; Neely, D. / Scintillator-based ion beam profiler for diagnosing laser-accelerated ion beams. In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2011 ; Vol. 8079.
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In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 8079, 807919, 13.07.2011.

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