In the framework of the ELI-Beamlines project, the HELL (High energy ELectron by Laser) platform will host an electron beamline with a dual aim: to explore innovative concepts of laser driven electron acceleration and to deliver a stable and reliable electron beam to external users, according to their specific needs. Because of this, it is crucial to identify the possible applications and their respective range of parameters. In order to accomplish this goal, Monte Carlo simulations of electron radiography and radiotherapy are performed and discussed. Once identified those parameter spaces, a beam transport line is studied and presented for each energy range. Finally, beam diagnostics are discussed.
We present the current status of ELI-Beamlines that will be the Czech pillar of the ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) project. The facility will make available high-brightness multi-TW ultrashort laser pulses at kHz repetition rate, 10 Hz repetition rate laser pulses at the petawatt level together with kilojoule nanosecond laser pulses that will be used for generation of 10 PW. These beamlines will be combined to generate X-ray secondary sources, to accelerate electrons, protons and ions and to study dense plasma and high-field frontier physics. These programs will be introduced together with the engineering program necessary for building a users’ facility.