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Title: 3D printing of gas jet nozzles for laser-plasma accelerators

Abstract

Recent results on laser wakefield acceleration in tailored plasma channels have underlined the importance of controlling the density profile of the gas target. In particular, it was reported that the appropriate density tailoring can result in improved injection, acceleration, and collimation of laser-accelerated electron beams. To achieve such profiles, innovative target designs are required. For this purpose, we have reviewed the usage of additive layer manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, in order to produce gas jet nozzles. Notably we have compared the performance of two industry standard techniques, namely, selective laser sintering (SLS) and stereolithography (SLA). Furthermore we have used the common fused deposition modeling to reproduce basic gas jet designs and used SLA and SLS for more sophisticated nozzle designs. The nozzles are characterized interferometrically and used for electron acceleration experiments with the SALLE JAUNE terawatt laser at Laboratoire d’Optique Appliquée.

Authors:
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  1. LOA, ENSTA ParisTech, CNRS, École Polytechnique, Université Paris-Saclay, 828 Boulevard des Maréchaux, 91762 Palaiseau Cedex (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22597835
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ACCELERATION; ADDITIVES; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DENSITY; DEPOSITION; DESIGN; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTRONS; INJECTION; JETS; LASERS; LAYERS; MANUFACTURING; NOZZLES; PLASMA GUNS; SINTERING; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS

Citation Formats

Döpp, A., Guillaume, E., Thaury, C., Gautier, J., Ta Phuoc, K., and Malka, V. 3D printing of gas jet nozzles for laser-plasma accelerators. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4958649.
Döpp, A., Guillaume, E., Thaury, C., Gautier, J., Ta Phuoc, K., & Malka, V. 3D printing of gas jet nozzles for laser-plasma accelerators. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4958649.
Döpp, A., Guillaume, E., Thaury, C., Gautier, J., Ta Phuoc, K., and Malka, V. Fri . "3D printing of gas jet nozzles for laser-plasma accelerators". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4958649.
@article{osti_22597835,
title = {3D printing of gas jet nozzles for laser-plasma accelerators},
author = {Döpp, A. and Guillaume, E. and Thaury, C. and Gautier, J. and Ta Phuoc, K. and Malka, V.},
abstractNote = {Recent results on laser wakefield acceleration in tailored plasma channels have underlined the importance of controlling the density profile of the gas target. In particular, it was reported that the appropriate density tailoring can result in improved injection, acceleration, and collimation of laser-accelerated electron beams. To achieve such profiles, innovative target designs are required. For this purpose, we have reviewed the usage of additive layer manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, in order to produce gas jet nozzles. Notably we have compared the performance of two industry standard techniques, namely, selective laser sintering (SLS) and stereolithography (SLA). Furthermore we have used the common fused deposition modeling to reproduce basic gas jet designs and used SLA and SLS for more sophisticated nozzle designs. The nozzles are characterized interferometrically and used for electron acceleration experiments with the SALLE JAUNE terawatt laser at Laboratoire d’Optique Appliquée.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4958649},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 7,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Fri Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}