This experiment aims at developing technologies enabling laser-plasma acceleration as a light-ion source for medical radioisotope production. The continuous operation of a laser-plasma radiation source requires the following developments:
• On-line monitoring of laser pulses focusing systems.
• High repetition rate plasma-acceleration targets.
• On-line monitoring of the ion pulses.
LaserPET promoted the construction of the Laser Laboratory for Acceleration and Applications (L2A2) at the University of Santiago de Compostela.
It uses two radiation sources: ions and x-rays.