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Enhanced radiation pressure-assisted acceleration by temporally tuned counter-propagating pulses

Aurand, Bastian LU ; Kuschel, S.; Jaeckel, O.; Roedel, C.; Zhao, H. Y.; Herzer, S.; Paz, A. E.; Bierbach, J.; Polz, J. and Elkin, B., et al. (2014) In Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment 740. p.83-86
Abstract
Within the last decade, laser-ion acceleration has become a field of broad interest. The possibility to generate short proton- or heavy ion bunches with an energy of a few tens of MeV by table-top laser systems could open new opportunities for medical or technical applications. Nevertheless, today's laser-acceleration schemes lead mainly to a temperature-like energy distribution of the accelerated ions, a big disadvantage compared to mono-energetic beams from conventional accelerators. Recent results 111 of laser-ion acceleration using radiation-pressure appear promising to overcome this drawback. In this paper, we demonstrate the influence of a second counter-propagating laser pulse interacting with a nm-thick target, creating a well... (More)
Within the last decade, laser-ion acceleration has become a field of broad interest. The possibility to generate short proton- or heavy ion bunches with an energy of a few tens of MeV by table-top laser systems could open new opportunities for medical or technical applications. Nevertheless, today's laser-acceleration schemes lead mainly to a temperature-like energy distribution of the accelerated ions, a big disadvantage compared to mono-energetic beams from conventional accelerators. Recent results 111 of laser-ion acceleration using radiation-pressure appear promising to overcome this drawback. In this paper, we demonstrate the influence of a second counter-propagating laser pulse interacting with a nm-thick target, creating a well defined pre-plasma. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Within the last decade, laser-ion acceleration has become a field of broad interest. The possibility to generate short proton- or heavy ion bunches with an energy of a few tens of MeV by table-top laser systems could open new opportunities for medical or technical applications. Nevertheless, today's laser-acceleration schemes lead mainly to a temperature-like energy distribution of the accelerated ions, a big disadvantage compared to mono-energetic beams from conventional accelerators. Recent results 111 of laser-ion acceleration using radiation-pressure appear promising to overcome this drawback. In this paper, we demonstrate the influence of a second counter-propagating laser pulse interacting with a nm-thick target, creating a well defined pre-plasma. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Aurand, Bastian and Kuschel, S. and Jaeckel, O. and Roedel, C. and Zhao, H. Y. and Herzer, S. and Paz, A. E. and Bierbach, J. and Polz, J. and Elkin, B. and Karmakar, A. and Gibbon, P. and Kaluza, M. C. and Kuehl, T.},
  issn         = {0167-5087},
  keyword      = {Plasma physics,Laser ion acceleration,Radiation pressure-assisted,acceleration},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {83--86},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment},
  title        = {Enhanced radiation pressure-assisted acceleration by temporally tuned counter-propagating pulses},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2013.11.010},
  volume       = {740},
  year         = {2014},
}