High Intensity Physics
Key words: Giant Magnetic Fields, Ion acceleration, Neutral-Atom Accelerators, Bright, Hard X-ray Sources, Laser-Plasma Dynamics
20 TW 30 fs Ti:Sa LASER (2006 ONWARDS)
100 TW 25 fs Ti:Sa LASER (2012)
Pulsewidth measurement and optimization are obtained using a variety of diagnostics, namely FROG, SPIDER and SEQUOIA. In addition, there is a time-delayed probe line for each of the lasers for routine pump-probe experiments in different configurations. Other typical diagnostics used on a regular basis are electron spectrometers, charge-coupled devices (CCDs) in the visible as well in the infra-red (IR) regimes, x-ray CCDs, intensified charge-coupled device cameras (ICCDs), semiconductor and scintillation detectors, single-shot optical spectrometers, Thomson parabola ion spectrometers and time-of-flight mass spectrometers.