- Matching a laser driven proton injector to a CH-drift tube linacs (2011)
- Experimental results and theoretical predictions in laser acceleration of protons achieved energies of ten to several tens of MeV. The LIGHT project (Laser Ion Generation, Handling and Transport) is proposed to use the PHELIX laser accelerated protons and to provide transport, focusing and injection into a conventional accelerator. This study demonstrates transport and focusing of laser-accelerated 10 MeV protons by a pulsed 18 T magnetic solenoid. The effect of co-moving electrons on the beam dynamics is investigated. The unique features of the proton distribution like small emittances and high yield of the order of 1013 protons per shot open new research area. The possibility of creating laser based injectors for ion accelerators is addressed. With respect to transit energies, direct matching into DTL's seems adequate. The bunch injection into a proposed CH− structure is under investigation at IAP Frankfurt. Options and simulation tools are presented.