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Title Scintillator-based ion beam profiler for diagnosing laser-accelerated ion beams
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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Book Chapter or Section In Laser Acceleration of Electrons, Protons, and Ions; and Medical Applications of Laser-Generated Secondary Sources of Radiation and Particles. Proceedings of SPIE Vol.8079 edited by Leemans, WP and Esarey, E and Hooker, SM and Ledingham, KWD and Spohr, K and McKenna, P, SPIE, 2011. doi:10.1117/12.888967 2011
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