Semiconductor Detectors for Observation of Multi-MeV Protons and Ions Produced by Lasers
Keywords:laser-accelerated ions, ion collectors, SiC detectors, similarity relations, electromagnetic pulse
AbstractThe application of time-of-flight Faraday cups and SiC detectors for the measurement of currents of fast ions emitted by laser-produced plasmas is reported. Presented analysis of signals of ion detectors reflects the design and construction of the detector used. A similarity relation between output signals of ion collectors and semiconductor detectors is established. Optimization of the diagnostic system is discussed with respect to the emission time of electromagnetic pulses interfering with signals induced by the fastest ions accelerated up to velocities of 107 m/s. The experimental campaign on laser-driven ion acceleration was performed at the PALS facility in Prague.
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