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- Biggles PLOS one submission data(2019-07) Hirsch, Michael; Zanetti-Domingues, Laura CarolinaData accompaning manuscript "A global sampler of single particle tracking solutions for single molecule microscopy"
- Characterisation of stress-induced depolarisation in a DiPOLE 100J 10 Hz amplifier(2021) De Vido, MariastefaniaExperimental data on the characterisation of stress-induced depolarisation in a DiPOLE 100J 10Hz amplifier as a function of optics in the beam path, pumping power, mass flow rate, input polarisation state. Data refers to single pass measurements.
- Characterisation of the absorption of the zero-phonon line of Yb:YAG between 80K and 300K(2020-12-31) De Vido, MariastefaniaRaw data showing the temperature dependence of the absorption of Yb:YAG near the zero-phonon line at temperatures between 80 K and 300 K.
- Creation and characterization of free-standing cryogenic targets for laser-driven ion acceleration paper(Review of Scientific Instruments, 2017-07-24) Tebartz, Alexandra; Neely, David; Bedacht, Stefan; Hesse, Markus; Astbury, Sam; Clarke, Rob; Ortner, Alex; Schaumann, Gabriel; Wagner, Florian Benedikt; Roth, MarkusData used in the publication "Creation and characterization of free-standing cryogenic targets for laser-driven ion acceleration". A technique for the creation of free-standing cryogenic targets for laser-driven ion acceleration is presented, which allows to create solid state targets consisting of initially gaseous materials. In particular, the use of and the methods for its preparation as a target material for laser-driven ion acceleration are discussed. Moving in the phase diagram through the liquid phase leads to the substance covering an aperture on a cooled copper frame where it is solidified through further cooling. An account of characterization techniques for target thickness is given, with a focus on deducing thickness values from distance values delivered by chromatic confocal sensors. The target type covered in this publication was used for experiment 13210007, Vulcan, Target Area Petawatt.
- Data and DOIs related to “Laser produced electromagnetic pulses: generation, detection and mitigation”(2020-04-01) Consoli, Fabrizio; Tikhonchuk, Vladimir; Bardon, Matthieu; Bradford, Philip; Carroll, David; Cikhardt, Jakub; Cipriani, Mattia; Clarke, Robert; Cowan, Thomas; Danson, Colin; De Angelis, Riccardo; De Marco, Massimo; dubois, jean-luc; Etchessahar, Bertrand; Laso Garcia, Alejandro; Hillier, David I.; Honsa, Ales; Jiang, Weiman; Kmetik, Viliam; Krasa, Josef; Li, Yutong; Lubrano, Frédéric; McKenna, Paul; Metzkes-Ng, Josefine; Poyé, Alexandre; Prencipe, Irene; Raczka, Piotr; Smith, Roland A.; Vrana, Roman; Woolsey, Nigel; Zemaityte, Egle; Zhang, Yihang; Zhang, Zhe; Zielbauer, Bernhard; Neely, DavidThis repository entry is a central DOI for data related to the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) review paper titled: “Laser produced electromagnetic pulses: generation, detection and mitigation”. Data already in existing archives have the DOI provided. New data not in an archive is provided within this DOI. The review paper abstract is: “This paper provides an up to date review of the problems related to the generation, detection and mitigation of strong electromagnetic pulses created in the interaction of high power, high energy laser pulses with different types of solid targets. It includes new experimental data obtained independently at several international laboratories. The mechanisms of electromagnetic field generation are analyzed and considered as a function of the intensity and the spectral range of emissions they produce. The major emphasis is put towards the GHz frequency domain which is the most damaging for electronics and may have important applications. The physics of electromagnetic emissions in other spectral domains, in particular THz and MHz, is also discussed. The theoretical models and numerical simulations are compared with the results of experimental measurements, with special attention to the methodology of measurements and complementary diagnostics. Understanding the underlying physical processes is the basis for developing techniques to mitigate the electromagnetic threat and to harness electromagnetic emissions, which may have promising applications.” List of data: • Figure 5: Matlab code and input file used to generate figure provided in file “Figures-5-6_Poye-A.zip” • Figure 6: Matlab code and input file used to generate figure provided in file “Figures-5-6_Poye-A.zip” • Figure 18: experimental data used to generate figure is located at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5286/edata/1 • Figure 54: data used to generate figure is located at: https://doi.org/10.15124/a5d78c76-0546-412c-8b02-9edcb75efbb7 • Figure 55: data used to generate figure is located at: https://doi.org/10.15124/a5d78c76-0546-412c-8b02-9edcb75efbb7 • Figure 56: data used to generate figure is located at: https://doi.org/10.15124/a5d78c76-0546-412c-8b02-9edcb75efbb7 • Figure 57: data used in figure given in excel spreadsheet provided in file “Figures-57-58-59_Orion_Hillier-D” • Figure 58: data used in figure given in excel spreadsheet provided in file “Figures-57-58-59_Orion_Hillier-D” • Figure 59: data used in figure given in excel spreadsheet provided in file “Figures-57-58-59_Orion_Hillier-D”
- Data and metadata for IoP publication (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/713/1/012006)(Central Laser Facility, STFC, 2014-10-08) Astbury, SamThe data and metadata supplied document the figured and resources used to publish the following paper: "In-situ formation of solidified hydrogen thin-membrane targets using a pulse tube cryocooler" (Sam Astbury et al. 2016) The paper gives an account of the Central Laser Facility's work in producing a cryogenic hydrogen/deuterium targetry system using a pulse tube cryocooler. The system was fielded in the Central laser Facility (CLF) in Harwell, Oxford UK and used to grow thin-membranes of deuterium which was then shot with a Petawatt-power laser. The paper outlines the method and system which was built in order to deliver such targets to the laser and the data supplied focusses on the parameters necessary to achieve this, supplied in the "All cryologs (up to 8.10.2014)" as well as phase diagram resources and leak testing data.
- Data associated with the manuscript 'Efficient and stable second harmonic conversion, at the 0.5 kW-level, of a diode-pumped Yb:YAG laser'(2023-10) Clarke, DanielleThis dataset contains the experimental data presented in the manuscript 'Efficient and stable second harmonic conversion, at the 0.5 kW-level, of a diode-pumped Yb:YAG laser'. In the manuscript, efficient and stable, type-I phase matched second harmonic conversion of a nanosecond high-energy, diode-pumped, Yb:YAG laser is presented. With the frequency doubling crystal in an enclosed, temperature-controlled holder with optical windows, an RMS energy stability of 0.49 % was achieved for a period of approximately half an hour. This resulted in 48.9 J pulses at 10 Hz (489 W) and a conversion efficiency of 73.8 %. The dataset includes data for a range of set-point temperatures (30, 40, 50 and 70 dgerees) for the two temperature-controlled (TC) holders, TC1 and TC2. 'HJ-D-P4-EM-1' is the input energy at 1030 nm. 'HJ-SHG-1W' is the residual 1030 nm energy after the frequency doubling crystal. 'HJ-SHG-2W' is the converted 515 nm energy after the frequency doubling crystal.
- Data associated with the manuscript titled "Multi-millijoule coherent terahertz bursts from picosecond laser-irradiated metal foils"(2019) Liao, Guoqian; Li, Yutong; Liu, Hao; Scott, Graeme; Neely, David; Zhang, Yihang; Zhu, Baojun; Zhang, Zhe; Armstrong, Chris; Zemaityte, Egle; Bradford, Philip; Huggard, Peter; Rusby, Dean; McKenna, Paul; Brenner, Ceri; Woolsey, Nigel; Wang, Weimin; Sheng, Zhengming; Zhang, JieThis dataset includes experimental and numerical data from the manuscript 'Multi-millijoule coherent terahertz bursts from picosecond laser-irradiated metal foils'. The experimental data are obtained in the experiment titled “Intense terahertz radiation from picosecond laser-produced plasmas” (App No.: 16110035, PI: David Neely), performed at TAW Vulcan from 8th May 2017 to 10th June 2017. The data are taken to demonstrate a terahertz (THz) pule energy as high as tens of millijoules (mJ) and identify the underlying THz generation mechanisms. Please see the file named “Data description” in the root directory of the attached zip file for a detailed description of the data contained therein. The acquisition and analysis methods of the data can also be found in the manuscript.
- Data associated with the manuscript titled 'Dual ion species plasma expansion from isotopically layered cryogenic targets', published in Physical Review Letters(2018) Scott, Graeme; Carroll, David; Astbury, Sam; Clarke, Rob; Hernandez-Gomez, Cristina; Neely, DavidThis dataset includes experimental and numerical data from the manuscript 'Dual ion species plasma expansion from isotopically layered cryogenic targets', published in Physical Review Letters. This is the data obtained during the investigation of a novel ion acceleration scheme using cryogenic targets, where a heavier ion (deuterium) exists at the target vacuum interface of a lighter ion species (hydrogen). Using this target configuration, it is found that the lighter ions interact with the heavier ions to accelerate a reduced energy spread, directional, heavy ion beam. Please see the file named ‘description_of_data’ in the root directory of the attached zip file for a detailed discussion of the data contained therein.
- Data associated with the manuscript titled “Effects of internal target structures on laser-driven neutron production”(2019-04-26) Neely, DavidThis work is a study of laser-driven neutron production effected by different internal target structures via the Particle in Cell code KLAPS and a Monte Carlo post-processor. It has been illustrated in the manuscript titled “Effects of internal target structures on laser-driven neutron production” [Zhang et al 2019 Nucl. Fusion https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/ab1cda]. Please see the dataset associated with the results of the manuscript. The simulation setup and analysis methods for the data can be found in the manuscript.
- Data associated with the manuscript titled “Towards terawatt-scale spectrally-tunable terahertz pulses via relativistic laser-foil interactions”(2020-07) Liao, Guoqian; Liu, Hao; Scott, Graeme; Zhang, Yihang; Zhu, Bao-Jun; Zhang, Zhe; Li, Yutong; Armstrong, C. D.; Zemaityte, Egle; Bradford, Philip; Rusby, Dean; Neely, David; Huggard, Peter; McKenna, Paul; Brenner, Ceri; Woolsey, Nigel; Wang, Wei-Min; Sheng, Zheng-Ming; Zhang, JieThis dataset includes experimental and numerical data from the manuscript 'Towards terawatt-scale spectrally-tunable terahertz pulses via relativistic laser-foil interactions'. The experimental data are obtained in the experiment titled “Intense terahertz radiation from picosecond laser-produced plasmas” (Application No.: 16110035, PI: David Neely), performed at Vulcan TAW. In this experiment, we demonstrate efficient production of terawatt (TW)-level THz pulses from high-intensity picosecond laser-foil interactions, and find the THz spectrum can be manipulated effectively by tuning the laser pulse duration or target size. A general analytical framework for THz generation is developed involving both the high-current electron emission and a time-varying electron sheath at the target rear, and the spectral tunability is found to stem from the change of the dominant THz generation mechanism. The THz radiation is applied to quantitatively diagnose the electron emission and the transient sheath, in good agreements with experimental measurements. Please see the file named “Data description” in the root directory of the attached zip file for a detailed description of the data contained therein. The data acquisition and analysis methods can also be found in the manuscript.
- Data associated with the SPIE manuscript ‘Coded Aperture X-ray Imaging of High Power Laser-Plasma interactions on the Vulcan Laser System’(2018-07) Heathcote, Robert; Anderson-Asubonteng, Asha; Selwood, Matthew; Spindloe, Christopher; Booth, NicolaA modified uniformly redundant array (MURA) x-ray coded aperture imager and x-ray pinhole camera were used to image the soft x-ray emission from the rear surface of targets irradiated with the Vulcan Petawatt laser. The image data was captured on Fujifilm SR Imageplate scanned at 50 micron resolution. The coded aperture had a magnification of 10x with a working distance of 75 mm from the interaction. Filtering of 26 micron Aluminium was used as an optical light block as well as to attenuate the x-ray signal. The pinhole camera had a magnification of 20x with a 25 micron Tantalum pinhole with a 25 micron Beryllium filter and a working distance of 25 mm.
- Data used in the manuscript “Cherenkov radiation-based optical fibre diagnostics of fast electrons generated in intense laser-plasma interactions”(2017-06) Liu, Hao; Liao, Guo-Qian; Zhang, Yi-Hang; Zhu, Bao-Jun; Zhang, Zhe; Li, Yu-Tong; Scott, Graeme G.; Rusby, Dean; Armstrong, Chris; Zemaityte, Egle; Carroll, David C.; Astbury, Sam; Bradford, Phill; Woolsey, Nigel; McKenna, Paul; Neely, DavidThe data is from fiber Cerenkov diagnostics, which is taken in intense laser-plasma interactions experiments. This work has been illustrated in the paper “Cherenkov radiation-based optical fibre diagnostics of fast electrons generated in intense laser-plasma interactions”. The data is taken to prove that it is valid to use optical fiber to measure fast electrons generated in intense laser-plasma interactions. The creation method and description of the data can be find in the manuscript.
- Data used in the manuscript “Study of backward terahertz radiation from intense picosecond laser-solid interactions using a multichannel calorimeter system”(2018-07) Liu, Hao; Liao, Guo-Qian; Zhang, Yi-Hang; Zhu, Bao-Jun; Zhang, Zhe; Li, Yu-Tong; Scott, Graeme; Rusby, Dean; Armstrong, Chris; Zemaityte, Egle; Bradford, Phill; Woolsey, Nigel; Huggard, Peter; McKenna, Paul; Neely, DavidThe data is from a multichannel calorimeter system, which is taken in intense laser-plasma interactions experiments. This work has been illustrated in the paper “Study of backward terahertz radiation from intense picosecond laser-solid interactions using a multichannel calorimeter system”. The data is taken to study the backward THz generation mechanism in intense laser-solid interactions using a multichannel calorimeter system. The creation method and description of the data can be find in the manuscript.
- Dataset summarising experimental results on the performance of a quartz polarisation rotator at low temperature(2019) De Vido, MariastefaniaThis dataset provides the experimental data on the performance of a 13.11 mm crystalline quartz rotator at low temperature. The rage of temperatures covered in this study is between 77 K and 325 K. We measured the temperature dependence of optical activity by propagating 1030 nm laser light collinearly with the optic axis. The effect on the polarisation state of the beam was assessed using an extinction method, where the beam propagates, in succession, through a polariser, the quartz sample and another polariser (analyser). The data is summarised in an Excel document. The first tab relates to data collected by keeping the transmission axes of the polariser and analyser parallel while the temperature of the quartz sample was varied. The other tabs contain the experimental data collected by varying the orientation of the transmission axis of the analyser while keeping the temperature of the quartz sample constant.
- Development of a 100 J, 10 Hz laser for compression experiments at the High Energy Density Instrument at the European XFEL(2018-10) Mason, PaulThis data set contains wavefront (HASO .has file), far-field beam quality (.pgm) and energy stability (excel) data from DiPOLE used in this publication.
- Effect of Rear Surface Electro-Static Fields on Hot, Refluxing and Escaping Electron Populations via PIC Simulations(2018) Rusby, Dean; Neely, David; Armstrong, ChrisThe paper is a study of the refluxing and escaping electrons from a laser-solid interaction using the Particle in Cell code EPOCH. This dataset only includes the simulation input decks that is used in the paper as the results are many terabytes of data.
- EMP generated by high intensity ultrashort laser-solid interaction on the Vulcan Petawatt Data set(2017-02-28) Carroll, David; Read, Margaret; Selwood, Matthew; Scott, Graeme; Neely, DavidThe data provide is that used while generating a time-frequecny analysis method for EMP (electromagnetic pulses ) generated from a high intensity laser-solid interaction. The data set includes additional data where the parameters of the laser are varied. This data is voltage-time oscilloscope traces from Moebius loops, which respond to the rate of change of magnetic field, and are the same as used by M.J. Mead et al (Rev. Sci. Instru. Vol75, pp4225-4227, 2004) and are connected to a Tektronix 15GHz oscilloscope. The cables used are double sheathed coaxial cable which limits signal frequencies to less than 4Ghz. Two different targets were used, made of gold or glass. The gold target was 100 micron thick across 500 micron diameter hole in a copper substrate 100 micron thick that is 3 mm by 7 mm. The glass target was Borrosilicate Glass that was 3mm thick by 3mm tall and 0.5mm wide. This data was generated during a Vulcan Petawatt laser experiment February 2017 (13210073).
- Escaping Electron from Intense Laser-Solid Interactions as a Function of Laser Spot Size(2017) Rusby, Dean; Neely, DavidA high powered laser was defocused to observe the effect that this has on the escaping electron population. The data was recorded on Image plate and saved as a .Fit file. Analysis of the diagnostic was conducted using GEANT4 and PIC simulations regarding the self-focusing of the laser on the front surface were also done. Here is the abstract: The interaction of a high-intensity laser with a solid target produces a high-energy distribution of electrons that pass into the target. These electrons reach the rear surface of the target that creates strong electric potentials that restrict the escape of many of the electrons. The measurement of the angle, flux and spectra of the electrons that do escape is able to give insights to the initial interaction. Here, the escaping electrons have been measured from interactions with intensities from 〖10〗^(17-20) W/cm2, where the intensity has been reduced by increasing the size of the focal spot. A curved diagnostic with multiple layers of differentially filtered image plate measures the escaping electrons from the target. An increase in electron flux is observed at an intensity of $ $ which corresponds to a defocus of 100 µm. The peak temperature of the electron distribution is also calculated and found to be relatively constant as a function of laser spot size.
- Generalised Jones matrix method for off-axis propagation of 3D polarised light through anisotropic media - dataset(2018-12-31) De Vido, MariastefaniaThis dataset gathers theoretical analysis and experimental results on a number of anisotropic materials. Materials considered are sapphire, exhibiting uniaxial linear birefringence, topaz, exhibiting biaxial linear birefringence, and crystalline quartz, exhibiting both uniaxial linear birefringence and optical activity. The data relate to a set of experiments aimed at verifying a novel generalised analytical method for describing the effect of anysotropic materials on polarised light propagating at arbitrary angles with respect to the optic axes of the material.