Plasmaphysik Seminar

Laser-Plasma Physics and particle acceleration @ the Centro de Laseres Pulsados

by Dr. Luca Volpe (Centro de Laseres Pulsados (CLPU))

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at GSI Darmstadt ( Seminarraum Theorie )
The Centro de Láseres Pulsados is a key Spanish User facility founded by the Ministry of Science, the region of Castilla y León and the University of Salamanca; it is included in the strategic Roadmap of Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructures (ICTS) in Spain  and its main mission is to promote scientific and technological development by offering national and international user access. 

The Uniqueness of CLPU is the multi Terawatt laser system VEGA composed by three independent and synchronised 30 fs long, Ti:Sa based laser pulses of 1 PW (VEGA-3), 200 TW (VEGA-2) and 20 TW (VEGA-1) working at a repetition rate up to 10 Hz. 
The VEGA2 laser system has been successfully commissioned in 2016-2017 in two different configurations respectively for electron and proton. The first call for user has been run in 2018 with several International recognised research teams. The PW laser (VEGA-3) is now fully operative, and commissioning experiments will start in 2019. A new call for users has been issued offering VEGA-2, VEGA-3, and VEGA-2-based secondary sources (electrons, protons and X-rays).  The first VEGA-3 experiment is planned for September 2019. 

The combination of laser intensity, short duration and repetition rate offered by VEGA pave the way for new exiting experiments but also represent a scientific and technological challenge for what concern Targetry and Diagnostic techniques. 

Here a first report on the scientific activities of the last years at CLPU is presented focused on: 
i)	The first  commissioning campaign 
ii)	The  first user access campaign 
iii)	The scientific program for targetry and diagnostic development @ HRR