Employing laser-accelerated proton beams to diagnose high intensity laser-plasma interactions

Gianluca G. Sarri, Carlo Alberto C.A. Cecchetti, K. Quinn, Peter A. P.A. Norreys, Raoul Trines, Oswald O. Willi, Julien E. J.E. Fuchs, Paul M. P.M. McKenna, Mark N. M.N. Quinn, Francesco F. Pegoraro, Sergei V. S.V. Bulanov, Marco M. Borghesi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book


A review of the proton radiography technique will be presented. This technique employs laser-accelerated laminar bunches of protons to diagnose the temporal and spatial characteristic of the electric and magnetic fields generated during high-intensity laser-plasma interactions. The remarkable temporal and spatial resolution that this technique can achieve (of the order of a picosecond and a few microns respectively) candidates this technique as the preferrable one, if compared to other techniques, to probe high intensity laser-matterinteractions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLight and Extreme Intensities 2011
EditorsKaroly Osvay, Peter Dombi , Jozsef Andras Fülöp, Katalin Varjú
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780735410664
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
EventLight and Extreme Intensities 2011 - Szeged, Hungary
Duration: 14 Nov 201118 Nov 2011

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X


ConferenceLight and Extreme Intensities 2011


  • electromagnetic solitons
  • laser-plasma interactions
  • proton radiography
  • laser-accelerated
  • proton beams

Cite this