Instrumentation for diagnostics and control of laser-accelerated proton (ion) beams
Bolton, P.; Borghesi, M.*; Brenner, C.*; Carroll, D. C.*; De Martinis, C.*; Fiorini, F.*; Flacco, A.*; Floquet, V.*; Fuchs, J.*; Gallegos, P.*; Giove, D.*; Green, J. S.*; Green, S.*; Jones, B.*; Kirby, D.*; McKenna, P.*; Neely, D.*; Nuesslin, F.*; Prasad, R.*; Reinhardt, S.*; Roth, M.*; Schramm, U.*; Scott, G. G.*; Ter-Avetisyan, S.*; Tolley, M.*; Turchetti, G.*; Wilkens, J. J.*
Suitable instrumentation for laser-accelerated proton (ion) beams is critical to the development of integrated, laser-driven ion accelerator systems. Instrumentation aimed at beam diagnostics and control must be applied to the driving laser pulse, the laser-plasma that it forms at the target and the emergent proton (ion) bunch in a correlated way to develop these novel accelerators. This report is a brief overview of established diagnostic techniques and new developments based on material presented at the first workshop on "Instrumentation for Diagnostics and Control of Laser-accelerated Proton (ion) Beams" in Abingdon, UK. It includes radiochromic film (RCF), image plate (IP), the micro-channel plate (MCP), the Thomson spectrometer, prompt inline scintillation, time and space-resolved interferometry (TASRI) and nuclear activation schemes. Repetition-rated instrumentation requirements for target metrology are also addressed.