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Publikationen von
Markus Kiffer

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S. Ringleb, M. Kiffer, N. Stallkamp, S. Kumar, J. Hofbrucker, B. Reich, B. Arndt, G. Brenner, M. Ruiz-Lopéz, S. Düsterer, M. Vogel, K. Tiedtke, W. Quint, T. Stöhlker, and G. G. Paulus
High-intensity laser experiments with highly charged ions in a Penning trap
Physica Scripta 97, 084002 (2022)

Abstract: We have conceived and built the HILITE (High-Intensity Laser-Ion Trap Experiment) Penning-trap setup for the production, confinement and preparation of pure ensembles of highly charged ions in a defined quantum state as a target for various high-intensity lasers. This enables a broad suite of laser-ion interaction studies at high photon energies and/or intensities, such as non-linear photo-ionisation studies. The setup has now been used to perform experiments at one such laser facility, namely the FLASH Free-Electron Laser at DESY in Hamburg, Germany. We describe the experimental possibilities of the apparatus, the results of the first measurements and future experiments at other laser facilities.


M. Kiffer, S. Ringleb, N. Stallkamp, S. Kumar, B. Arndt, M. Vogel, W. Quint, and T. Stöhlker
Characterisation of ion bunches by a single-pass non-destructive charge counter
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1412, 242004 (2020)

Abstract: Synopsis We present non-destructive single-pass ion bunch detection and characterisation by measuring the induced image charge in a detection electrode. The presented technique allows direct determination of ion kinetic energy, absolute ion number and spatial ion bunch length. We will show the results of corresponding measurements with bunches of low-energy highly charged ions and discuss the minimum detectable number of charges.

N. Stallkamp, S. Ringleb, B. Arndt, M. Kiffer, S. Kumar, G. Paulus, W. Quint, T. Stöhlker, and M. Vogel
HILITE-A well-defined ion target for laser experiments
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1412, 092009 (2020)

Abstract: We present a Penning-trap-based setup for the study of light-matter interactions in the high-power and/or high-intensity laser regime, such as multi-photon ionization and field ionization. The setup applies ioncloud formation techniques to highly charged ions to the end of specific target preparation, as well as nondestructive detection techniques to identify and quantify the interaction educts and products.

N. Stallkamp, S. Ringleb, B. Arndt, M. Kiffer, S. Kumar, T. Morgenroth, G. G. Paulus, W. Quint, Th. Stöhlker, and M. Vogel
HILITE—A tool to investigate interactions of matter and light
X-Ray Spectrometry 49, 188 (2020)

Abstract: Detailed investigations of laser–ion interactions require well‐defined ion targets and detection techniques for high‐sensitivity measurements of reaction educts and products. To this end, we have designed and built the High‐Intensity Laser‐Ion Trap Experiment Penning trap setup, which features various ion‐target preparation techniques including selection, cooling, compression, and positioning as well as destructive and non‐destructive measurement techniques to determine the number of stored ions for all charge states individually and simultaneously. We have recently performed first commissioning experiments of ion deceleration and dynamic ion capture with highly charged ion bunches from an electron beam ion source. We have characterized our single‐pass non‐destructive ion counter in detail and were able to determine the ion velocity as well as the number of ions from the signals acquired.


M. Kiffer, S. Ringleb, N. Stallkamp, B. Arndt, I. Blinov, S. Kumar, S. Stahl, T. Stöhlker, and M. Vogel
Single-pass non-destructive electronic detection of charged particles
Review of Scientific Instruments 90, 113301 (2019)

Abstract: We have devised an experimental method and apparatus for the simultaneous nondestructive determination of the absolute ion number, ion kinetic energy, and length of bunches of charged particles. We have built and operated a corresponding electronic detector that is based on induced charges and their subsequent low-noise amplification at cryogenic temperatures. We have performed measurements with bunches of low-energy highly charged ions from an electron-beam ion source that show the capability of the methods and their implementation. We discuss requirements for, and applications of, such detectors with a particular view on the obtainable information and their sensitivity.


M. Kiffer
Selektive Breitbandanregung von Ionen in einer Penningfalle
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Physikalisch-Astronomische Fakultät (2016)

Abstract: This thesis examines the Stored waveform inverse Fourier transform SWIFT-procedure. With this procedure one can excite and remove several ions types selectively from a Penning trap. An excitation with SWIFT is performed by an external electric signal. The first part summaries the foundations of the movement and the excitation in an ideal Penning trap.
Afterwards the excitation with SWIFT in a real Penningtrap is analyzed. Here a big discrepancy between the ideal and real trap arise. Therefore a direct selective removal is inefficient. To compensate for this inefficiency the SWIFT-procedure is adapted. The main idea is to use a switch to remove weakly excited ions from the trap. After the excitation the trap voltage is switched to a low value, which reduces the binding energy of the trap.
The last part contains the application of the SWIFT-procedure at the ARTEMIS ion trap. During this application ions where selectively removed from the trap. The obtained findings for the SWIFT-procedure will be applied for an application at the HILITE experiment.