Recent studies on single-shot diagnostics for plasma accelerators at SPARC_LAB

F. G. Bisesto*, M. P. Anania, M. Botton, M. Castellano, E. Chiadroni, A. Cianchi, A. Curcio, M. Ferrario, M. Galletti, Z. Henis, R. Pompili, E. Schleifer, V. Shpakov, A. Zigler

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Plasma wakefield acceleration is the most promising acceleration technique for compact and cheap accelerators, thanks to the high accelerating gradients achievable. Nevertheless, this approach still suffers of shot-to-shot instabilities, mostly related to experimental parameters fluctuations. Therefore, the use of single shot diagnostics is needed to properly understand the acceleration mechanism. In this work, we present two diagnostics to probe electron beams from laser–plasma interactions, one relying on Electro Optical Sampling (EOS) for laser–solid matter interactions, the other one based on Optical Transition Radiation (OTR) for single shot measurements of the transverse emittance of plasma accelerated electron beams, both developed at the SPARC_LAB Test Facility.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)364-368
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
StatePublished - 12 Nov 2018

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  • Electron diagnostics
  • High brightness electron beam
  • High power laser
  • Plasma acceleration


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