Laser Plasma Acceleration

 

We use our high-power laser system as a driver for the plasma acceleration of electrons. From the laser lab, the 5 J pulse can be guided into the 60 m long LUX accelerator tunnel, where it is focused into a millimeter-scale plasma target. In the same spirit as for our laser operation, we aim at high stability and reproducibility, making use of the full 5 Hz laser repetition rate to acquire reliable statistics on the accelerated beams.

 
Focusing Parabola

Focusing Parabola

Plasma Target

Plasma Target

Final Focusing Chamber and Laser Diagnostic

Final Focusing Chamber and Laser Diagnostic