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A laser-plasma platform for photon-photon physics : The two photon Breit-Wheeler process. / Kettle, B.; Hollatz, D.; Gerstmayr, E.; Samarin, G.M.; Alejo, A.; Astbury, S.; Baird, C.; Bohlen, S.; Campbell, M.; Colgan, C.; Dannheim, D.; Gregory, C.; Harsh, H.; Hatfield, P.; Hinojosa, J.; Katzir, Y.; Morton, J.; Murphy, C.D.; Nurnberg, A.; Osterhoff, J.; Pérez-Callejo, G.; Põder, K.; Rajeev, P.P.; Roedel, C.; Roeder, F.; Salgado, F.C.; Sarri, G.; Seidel, A.; Spannagel, S.; Spindloe, C.; Steinke, S.; Streeter, M.J.V.; Thomas, A.G.R.; Underwood, C.; Watt, R.; Zepf, M.; Rose, S.J.; Mangles, S.P.D.

In: New Journal of Physics, Vol. 23, No. 11, 115006, 03.11.2021.

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Kettle, B, Hollatz, D, Gerstmayr, E, Samarin, GM, Alejo, A, Astbury, S, Baird, C, Bohlen, S, Campbell, M, Colgan, C, Dannheim, D, Gregory, C, Harsh, H, Hatfield, P, Hinojosa, J, Katzir, Y, Morton, J, Murphy, CD, Nurnberg, A, Osterhoff, J, Pérez-Callejo, G, Põder, K, Rajeev, PP, Roedel, C, Roeder, F, Salgado, FC, Sarri, G, Seidel, A, Spannagel, S, Spindloe, C, Steinke, S, Streeter, MJV, Thomas, AGR, Underwood, C, Watt, R, Zepf, M, Rose, SJ & Mangles, SPD 2021, 'A laser-plasma platform for photon-photon physics: The two photon Breit-Wheeler process', New Journal of Physics, vol. 23, no. 11, 115006. https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/ac3048

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Kettle, B., Hollatz, D., Gerstmayr, E., Samarin, G. M., Alejo, A., Astbury, S., Baird, C., Bohlen, S., Campbell, M., Colgan, C., Dannheim, D., Gregory, C., Harsh, H., Hatfield, P., Hinojosa, J., Katzir, Y., Morton, J., Murphy, C. D., Nurnberg, A., ... Mangles, S. P. D. (2021). A laser-plasma platform for photon-photon physics: The two photon Breit-Wheeler process. New Journal of Physics, 23(11), [115006]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/ac3048

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Kettle B, Hollatz D, Gerstmayr E, Samarin GM, Alejo A, Astbury S et al. A laser-plasma platform for photon-photon physics: The two photon Breit-Wheeler process. New Journal of Physics. 2021 Nov 3;23(11). 115006. https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/ac3048

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Kettle, B. ; Hollatz, D. ; Gerstmayr, E. ; Samarin, G.M. ; Alejo, A. ; Astbury, S. ; Baird, C. ; Bohlen, S. ; Campbell, M. ; Colgan, C. ; Dannheim, D. ; Gregory, C. ; Harsh, H. ; Hatfield, P. ; Hinojosa, J. ; Katzir, Y. ; Morton, J. ; Murphy, C.D. ; Nurnberg, A. ; Osterhoff, J. ; Pérez-Callejo, G. ; Põder, K. ; Rajeev, P.P. ; Roedel, C. ; Roeder, F. ; Salgado, F.C. ; Sarri, G. ; Seidel, A. ; Spannagel, S. ; Spindloe, C. ; Steinke, S. ; Streeter, M.J.V. ; Thomas, A.G.R. ; Underwood, C. ; Watt, R. ; Zepf, M. ; Rose, S.J. ; Mangles, S.P.D. / A laser-plasma platform for photon-photon physics : The two photon Breit-Wheeler process. In: New Journal of Physics. 2021 ; Vol. 23, No. 11.

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abstract = "We describe a laser-plasma platform for photon-photon collision experiments to measure fundamental quantum electrodynamic processes. As an example we describe using this platform to attempt to observe the linear Breit-Wheeler process. The platform has been developed using the Gemini laser facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. A laser Wakefield accelerator and a bremsstrahlung convertor are used to generate a collimated beam of photons with energies of hundreds of MeV, that collide with keV x-ray photons generated by a laser heated plasma target. To detect the pairs generated by the photon-photon collisions, a magnetic transport system has been developed which directs the pairs onto scintillation-based and hybrid silicon pixel single particle detectors (SPDs). We present commissioning results from an experimental campaign using this laser-plasma platform for photon-photon physics, demonstrating successful generation of both photon sources, characterisation of the magnetic transport system and calibration of the SPDs, and discuss the feasibility of this platform for the observation of the Breit-Wheeler process. The design of the platform will also serve as the basis for the investigation of strong-field quantum electrodynamic processes such as the nonlinear Breit-Wheeler and the Trident process, or eventually, photon-photon scattering. {\textcopyright} 2021 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd on behalf of the Institute of Physics and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft",
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T1 - A laser-plasma platform for photon-photon physics

T2 - The two photon Breit-Wheeler process

AU - Kettle, B.

AU - Hollatz, D.

AU - Gerstmayr, E.

AU - Samarin, G.M.

AU - Alejo, A.

AU - Astbury, S.

AU - Baird, C.

AU - Bohlen, S.

AU - Campbell, M.

AU - Colgan, C.

AU - Dannheim, D.

AU - Gregory, C.

AU - Harsh, H.

AU - Hatfield, P.

AU - Hinojosa, J.

AU - Katzir, Y.

AU - Morton, J.

AU - Murphy, C.D.

AU - Nurnberg, A.

AU - Osterhoff, J.

AU - Pérez-Callejo, G.

AU - Põder, K.

AU - Rajeev, P.P.

AU - Roedel, C.

AU - Roeder, F.

AU - Salgado, F.C.

AU - Sarri, G.

AU - Seidel, A.

AU - Spannagel, S.

AU - Spindloe, C.

AU - Steinke, S.

AU - Streeter, M.J.V.

AU - Thomas, A.G.R.

AU - Underwood, C.

AU - Watt, R.

AU - Zepf, M.

AU - Rose, S.J.

AU - Mangles, S.P.D.

PY - 2021/11/3

Y1 - 2021/11/3

N2 - We describe a laser-plasma platform for photon-photon collision experiments to measure fundamental quantum electrodynamic processes. As an example we describe using this platform to attempt to observe the linear Breit-Wheeler process. The platform has been developed using the Gemini laser facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. A laser Wakefield accelerator and a bremsstrahlung convertor are used to generate a collimated beam of photons with energies of hundreds of MeV, that collide with keV x-ray photons generated by a laser heated plasma target. To detect the pairs generated by the photon-photon collisions, a magnetic transport system has been developed which directs the pairs onto scintillation-based and hybrid silicon pixel single particle detectors (SPDs). We present commissioning results from an experimental campaign using this laser-plasma platform for photon-photon physics, demonstrating successful generation of both photon sources, characterisation of the magnetic transport system and calibration of the SPDs, and discuss the feasibility of this platform for the observation of the Breit-Wheeler process. The design of the platform will also serve as the basis for the investigation of strong-field quantum electrodynamic processes such as the nonlinear Breit-Wheeler and the Trident process, or eventually, photon-photon scattering. © 2021 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd on behalf of the Institute of Physics and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft

AB - We describe a laser-plasma platform for photon-photon collision experiments to measure fundamental quantum electrodynamic processes. As an example we describe using this platform to attempt to observe the linear Breit-Wheeler process. The platform has been developed using the Gemini laser facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. A laser Wakefield accelerator and a bremsstrahlung convertor are used to generate a collimated beam of photons with energies of hundreds of MeV, that collide with keV x-ray photons generated by a laser heated plasma target. To detect the pairs generated by the photon-photon collisions, a magnetic transport system has been developed which directs the pairs onto scintillation-based and hybrid silicon pixel single particle detectors (SPDs). We present commissioning results from an experimental campaign using this laser-plasma platform for photon-photon physics, demonstrating successful generation of both photon sources, characterisation of the magnetic transport system and calibration of the SPDs, and discuss the feasibility of this platform for the observation of the Breit-Wheeler process. The design of the platform will also serve as the basis for the investigation of strong-field quantum electrodynamic processes such as the nonlinear Breit-Wheeler and the Trident process, or eventually, photon-photon scattering. © 2021 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd on behalf of the Institute of Physics and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft

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KW - Laser-plasma

KW - LWFA

KW - Pair production

KW - Photon-photon

KW - QED

KW - Electrodynamics

KW - Laser beams

KW - Laser produced plasmas

KW - Plasma interactions

KW - Silicon detectors

KW - Breit-wheeler

KW - Laser-plasmas

KW - Magnetic transport

KW - Quantum electrodynamics

KW - Single-particle

KW - Transport systems

KW - Two photon

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DO - 10.1088/1367-2630/ac3048

M3 - Journal article

VL - 23

JO - New Journal of Physics

JF - New Journal of Physics

SN - 1367-2630

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M1 - 115006

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