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The TARANIS laser: A multi-Terawatt system for laser-plasma investigations

  • T. Dzelzainis (a1), G. Nersisyan (a1), D. Riley (a1), L. Romagnani (a1), H. Ahmed (a1), A. Bigongiari (a1), M. Borghesi (a1), D. Doria (a1), B. Dromey (a1), M. Makita (a1), S. White (a1), S. Kar (a1), D. Marlow (a1), B. Ramakrishna (a1), G. Sarri (a1), M. Zaka-Ul-Islam (a1), M. Zepf (a1) and C.L.S. Lewis (a1)...

Abstract

The multi-Terawatt laser system, terawatt apparatus for relativistic and nonlinear interdisciplinary science, has been recently installed in the Centre for Plasma Physics at the Queen's University of Belfast. The system will support a wide ranging science program, which will include laser-driven particle acceleration, X-ray lasers, and high energy density physics experiments. Here we present an overview of the laser system as well as the results of preliminary investigations on ion acceleration and X-ray lasers, mainly carried out as performance tests for the new apparatus. We also discuss some possible experiments that exploit the flexibility of the system in delivering pump-probe capability.

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: D. Riley, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, BT7 1NN, United Kingdom. E-mail: d.riley@qub.ac.uk

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The TARANIS laser: A multi-Terawatt system for laser-plasma investigations

  • T. Dzelzainis (a1), G. Nersisyan (a1), D. Riley (a1), L. Romagnani (a1), H. Ahmed (a1), A. Bigongiari (a1), M. Borghesi (a1), D. Doria (a1), B. Dromey (a1), M. Makita (a1), S. White (a1), S. Kar (a1), D. Marlow (a1), B. Ramakrishna (a1), G. Sarri (a1), M. Zaka-Ul-Islam (a1), M. Zepf (a1) and C.L.S. Lewis (a1)...

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