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BLIN4: Beam Line and INstrumentation: Fourth Workshop

Prospects for integrated laser-driven particle accelerator and associated photon systems as ‘machine’ resources for a wide range of experimental scientific research and development is viewed in terms of basic system components. Downstream of the source component (where the intensely focused laser pulse energy is converted at the target site to energetic particle and photon yields), we confront challenges in developing serviceable beam lines and compatible instrumentation for particle bunches, photon pulses and source-related diagnostics. With controlled performance in mind, we also aim to establish levels of correlation between source (eg. plasma) and beam line diagnostics. BLIN focuses on novel beam line components and instrumentation that directly address the distinctive features of the laser-driven accelerator (and associated energetic photon) system that can be essential for controlled delivery to applications. Highlighting this critical system component in this way fosters guided growth of the laser-driven particle accelerator community and it can ultimately establish the character, form and functionality of laser-driven particle accelerator systems as they evolve to become increasingly useful experimental resources to drive new scientific inquiry.


Beam line components (for transport and diagnostics)

  • energetic particle and photon collection, collimation, focusing (eg. high field solenoids, PMQs, plasma lenses)
  • dispersive optics (bending magnets, spectrometers, …)
  • plasma-based optics components (eg. plasma lenses …)
  • spectral modulation and (de)bunchers
  • post-acceleration methods and hybrid acceleration schemes
  • Dielectric Laser Accelerator (DLA) beam line component

Instrumentation (for diagnostics and control)

  • energetic particle and photon beam lines and associated sources
  • rep-rated single bunch/pulse detection (eg. inline scintillation, silicon diode arrays)
  • integrating diagnostics (eg. stacked film, nuclear activation)
  • novel detectors and calibrations
  • noninvasive diagnostic methods (includes surrogate diagnostics and bunch-related plasma diagnostics)
  • DLA diagnostics
  • high energy gamma-ray spectrometry
  • potential control diagnostics (i.e. for control of single bunches and rep-rated performance)
  • novel source diagnostics (especially those with potential correlation to energetic particle bunch/photon pulse features)


Online via Zoom


29th June 2020

Programme (pdf)


K. Parodi, J. Schreiber, P. Bolton


Paul Bolton boltonpr@gmail.com



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