Selection of experimental RCF data obtained using setup A. The absolute probing times associated to each layer are (i) 45, (ii) 55 and (iii) 70 ps. The dotted (red) line indicates the position of the probe beam zero-level.
Plot describing the timing of the probe protons on setup A. Each of the fine black curves corresponds to a single RCF layer, and describes the probing time at which the protons of a given emission angle cross the target wire; the bold (red) line, meanwhile, describes the propagation of a front away from the interaction point at the speed of light.
Selection of chronologically ordered experimental RCF data obtained using setup B. The motion of a highly relativistic front is highlighted by the (red) arrows. The interaction pulse was incident from the bottom-right.
Charging front position along wire as a function of probing time . The front is measured to move away from the interaction point at .
Plot, analogous to that of Fig. 3, describing the timing of the probe protons on setup B.
Article metrics loading...
Full text loading...