Data for: "Efficient ion acceleration and dense electron-positron plasma creation in ultra-high intensity laser-solid interactions"

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The radiation pressure of next generation ultra-high intensity ( > 1023 W/cm2 ) lasers could efficiently accelerate ions to GeV energies. However, nonlinear quantum-electrodynamic effects play an important role in the interaction of these laser pulses with matter. Here we show that these effects may lead to the production of an ex- tremely dense (∼1024 cm−3) pair-plasma which absorbs the laser pulse consequently reducing the accelerated ion energy and laser to ion conversion efficiency by up to 30-50% & 50-65%, respectively. Thus we identify the regimes of laser-matter interaction, where either ions are efficiently accelerated to high energy or dense pair-plasmas are produced as a guide for future experiments.

Data held at The York Research Database, University of York
Date made available3 Sep 2019

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Del Sorbo, D. (Data Collector), Blackman, D. R. (Creator), Capdessus, R. (Creator), Small, K. (Creator), Slade-Lowther, C. (Creator), Lou, W. (Creator), Duff, M. J. (Creator), Robinson, A. P. L. (Creator), McKenna, P. (Creator), Sheng, Z. (Creator), Pasley, J. (Creator), Ridgers, C. P. (Creator). (3 Sep 2019). Data for: "Efficient ion acceleration and dense electron-positron plasma creation in ultra-high intensity laser-solid interactions"10.15124/65561ffe-049d-4cee-8d79-a8cf590a039e