Particle and radiation sources

At very high flux (I > 1018 W/cm2), during laser-matter interaction, laser energy is mainly transferred to energetic particles (electrons, ions). These particles interact with the target generating, through energy loss, radiation (x,γ). These high-energy particles also produce strong electrostatic fields around the target, allowing the acceleration of charged particles such as protons or ions. These particles are particularly interesting for probing physics phenomena evolving over picosecond times. The APOLLON facility mainly allows you to study:

· Electron acceleration
· Ion acceleration
· Radiation sources