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  • CLEO/Europe and EQEC 2009 Conference Digest
  • (Optica Publishing Group, 2009),
  • paper CG_P12

Gemini: A high-repetition rate, ultra-intense dual beam laser facility for plasma physics experiments in extreme conditions

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Abstract

We report the latest developments at the Gemini laser system at the Central Laser Facility of the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. This dual beam facility can deliver 15 J, 30 fs pulses per beam with a shot in every 20 seconds. Gemini recently completed a series of electron acceleration experiments using gas jets and gas-filled capillaries with the first beamline. The second beamline is expected to be online in 2009. Developments are being made in the target area to incorporate complex solid targets at the maximum repetition rate.

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