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Active steering of laser-accelerated ion beams

Lundh, Olle LU ; Glinec, Yannick LU ; Homann, Christian LU ; Lindau, Filip LU ; Persson, Anders LU ; Wahlström, Claes-Göran LU ; Carroll, DC and Mckenna, P (2008) In Applied Physics Letters 92(1).
Abstract
A technique for optical control of the spatial distribution of laser-accelerated ion beams is presented. An ultra-short laser pulse, tightly focused to relativistic intensities on a thin foil target, drives a beam of MeV ions. An auxiliary, nanosecond laser pulse drives a shock and locally deforms the initially flat target prior to the main pulse interaction. By changing the properties of the shock-driving laser pulse, the normal direction of the ion emitting surface is locally manipulated and the emission direction is thereby controlled. In the future, this method could be used to achieve dynamic control of the ion beam divergence.
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10.1063/1.2832765
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  abstract     = {A technique for optical control of the spatial distribution of laser-accelerated ion beams is presented. An ultra-short laser pulse, tightly focused to relativistic intensities on a thin foil target, drives a beam of MeV ions. An auxiliary, nanosecond laser pulse drives a shock and locally deforms the initially flat target prior to the main pulse interaction. By changing the properties of the shock-driving laser pulse, the normal direction of the ion emitting surface is locally manipulated and the emission direction is thereby controlled. In the future, this method could be used to achieve dynamic control of the ion beam divergence.},
  author       = {Lundh, Olle and Glinec, Yannick and Homann, Christian and Lindau, Filip and Persson, Anders and Wahlström, Claes-Göran and Carroll, DC and Mckenna, P},
  issn         = {0003-6951},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  publisher    = {American Institute of Physics},
  series       = {Applied Physics Letters},
  title        = {Active steering of laser-accelerated ion beams},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2832765},
  volume       = {92},
  year         = {2008},
}