Laser-Driven Sources of High Energy Particles and Radiation

Lecture Notes of the "Capri" Advanced Summer School

  • Leonida Antonio Gizzi
  • Ralph Assmann
  • Petra  Koester
  • Antonio Giulietti
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 231)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Masaki Kando
    Pages 71-93
  3. Bernhard Hidding, Andrew Beaton, Lewis Boulton, Sebastién Corde, Andreas Doepp, Fahim Ahmad Habib et al.
    Pages 95-120
  4. Marco Borghesi
    Pages 143-164
  5. Malte C. Kaluza
    Pages 165-185
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-254

About these proceedings


This volume presents a selection of articles based on inspiring lectures held at the “Capri” Advanced Summer School, an original event conceived and promoted by Leonida Antonio Gizzi and Ralph Assmann that focuses on novel schemes for plasma-based particle acceleration and radiation sources, and which brings together researchers from the conventional accelerator community and from the high-intensity laser-matter interaction research fields.

Training in these fields is highly relevant for ultra-intense lasers and applications, which have enjoyed dramatic growth following the development of major European infrastructures like the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) and the EuPRAXIA project.

The articles preserve the tutorial character of the lectures and reflect the latest advances in their respective fields. The volume is mainly intended for PhD students and young researchers getting started in this area, but also for scientists from other fields who are interested in the latest developments. The content will also appeal to radiobiologists and medical physicists, as it includes contributions on potential applications of laser-based particle accelerators.


laser wakefield acceleration plasma wakefield acceleration target normal sheath acceleration (TNSA) plasma acceleration proton acceleration ultraintense laser ultrafast laser diagnostics numerical modelling with particle codes ultrashort X-ray sources advanced accelerators ion acceleration beam diagnostics

Editors and affiliations

  • Leonida Antonio Gizzi
    • 1
  • Ralph Assmann
    • 2
  • Petra  Koester
    • 3
  • Antonio Giulietti
    • 4
  1. 1.Area della Ricerca del CNRIstituto Nazionale di OtticaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Forschungszentrum Helmholtz-GemeinschaftDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESYHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Area della Ricerca del CNRIstituto Nazionale di OtticaPisaItaly
  4. 4.Area della Ricerca del CNRIstituto Nazionale di OtticaPisaItaly

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