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Vorlesung und Seminar: Integrated Laser-Driven Ion Accelerator Systems – Übersicht

Informationen zur Vorlesung

Zeit und Ort

First Meeting: Wed, April 27th 4 p.m., Schellingstraße 4 H206 or dial in via Zoom. Further details will be decided in the first meeting.

Femtosecond laser pulses can achieve enormous light intensity, so that electrons oscillate in the laser field with relativistic speed. This regime is extremely interesting from a physical point of view and leads to the acceleration of particles when interacting with plasmas. The emitted ultra-short, intense and mutually synchronous ion, electron and photon pulses enable novel applications and research, for example in medical physics. We will work out the theoretical and technical basics as well as prime application examples in the framework of the integrated laser-driven ion accelerator concept, which we are currently developing at the Petawatt laser system at the Centre for Advanced Laser Applications in Garching.

The first event will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 4 p.m. in H206, Schellingstr. 4. You can also dial in via Zoom (Meeting-ID: 930 6581 7649, Kenncode: 599561)

To Do (best before first event):

 In the first session we will decide together on

  • regular times for lecture and excersises
  • the format (videos and inverted lecture, live lectures, in person, online or hybrid)
  • language

The lecture is aimed at bachelor or master physics students with interest in

  • High power laser systems and their application for laser-plasma-acceleration of particles
  • Accelerator technology
  • Applications of laser-accelerated particle sources

In the exercises you will 

  • solve and present topically related problems
  • study scientific publications and present summaries of them to the class
  • dig into one specific topic and prepare a presentation

The event

  • comprises up to 9 ECTS points. The presentation and participation earns 3 ECTS points, which can also be credited separately as a seminar. A further 6 ECTS points are awarded through the final examination on the topics of the lecture and exercises. Combinations of these options are supported.
  • cannot be credited as part of the "Medical Physics" master's degree.