Intense and fast laser-matter interaction at CLPU

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Intense and fast laser-matter interaction at CLPU
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5 Users Meeting CLPU, 1 -2
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Toward an Ultraintense ultrafast laser European community
Intense and fast laser-matter interaction at CLPU
L. Volpe12
1
Universidad de Salamanca (USAL), Plaza Caídos, s/n,37008 Salamanca, Spain
2
Centro de Láseres Pulsados (CLPU), Parque Científico USAL,
37185 Villamayor, Salamanca, SPAIN
The Centro de Láseres Pulsados (CLPU) in Salamanca, Spain represents one of the
Unique scientific Installations in Spain. The VEGA laser system is being assembled by
Amplitude Technologies in the CLPU main building. It consists in three 30 fs long laser pulses:
VEGA 1, 2, 3 (20 TW, 200 TW, 1 PW) and it will be operative partially from October 2015 and
fully along 2016. The unique features of the VEGA laser facility are:
i)
high repetition rate,
ii)
high power and High contrast
iii)
short pulse duration.
iv)
combination and synchronization of VEGA-2 and VEGA-3 open opportunities
for high intensity pump & probe experiments.
The scientific interest of the CLPU is covering different fields of Physics from plasma to
Atomic-nuclear physics as well as fundamental particle physics.
For what concern the Laser-based plasma program of the CLPU many topics are taken
into account among which few relevant cases have been chosen to be the drivers of the first
experimental campaign there will take a place along the first half part of the next year:
i)
Laser-driven Betatron radiation to probe isochoric heated aluminium at WDM
state
ii)
Proton acceleration via laser-near-critical plasma interaction (SWA).
These two experimental proposal will be here presented and described.
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