The LEIA Beamline is suited for acceleration of ions with the use of the SYLOS Experimental Alignment (SEA) laser to cut-off energy up to 2MeV, at a repetition rate between shot-on-demand and 10Hz, and pulse durations from sub-two cycle onwards.
The beamline may be used for scientific experiments, supported by the beamline diagniostics as three Thomson ion spectrometers, a time-of-flight neutron detection system nTOF, and a bubble detector system.
The LEIA beamline has been designed to study ion acceleration with ultrashort laser pulses  from single shot to kHz repetition rates. The study includes charge-mass characterisation of the particles with calibrated Thomson ion spectrometers , and spatial characterisation of the proton beams with the use of CR39 trace detectors . Beyond the study of ion acceleration mechanisms, the ion beams can generate neutrons in a pitcher-catcher scheme, with the use of appropriate secondary targets.
The geometry of the interaction chamber at 45°shooting configuration, and with two Thomson ion spectrometers, and detection of the back-reflected energy of the laser pulse.
A single-shot target system is available, constructed from three translator stages using the PI’s VT-80 series.
Thomson ion spectrometers equipped with 3” diameter MCP (Photonis) and high resolution CCD cameras (EHD’s SCM825-M-TE)
Bubble detection system (BTI BDS)
Neutron ToF system (consisting of 4-4 plastic scintillators with EJ-230 and EJ-309 materials, respectively. Each detector is equipped with Hamamatsu R2038 PMD. Data acquisition via CAEN 1751C.)
Detection of the back-reflected laser energy as well as the transmitted laser energy is possible.