Characterization of multiterawatt laser-solid interactions for proton acceleration

P. McKenna, K. W. D. Ledingham, I. Spencer, T. McCany, R. P. Singhal, C. Ziener, P. S. Foster, E. J. Divall, C. J. Hooker, D. Neely, A. J. Langley, R. J. Clarke, P. A. Norreys, K. Krushelnick, E. L. Clark

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Abstract

The characterization of multiterawatt laser-solid interactions for proton acceleration was discussed. The stages of ionization of a target gas was investigated using time-of-flight spectrometer. Results showed a factor of 1.5 uncertainity in the focused intensity when ion yields were measured with predictions of an atomic tunneling ionization. A maximum proton energy of 1.5 MeV was also observed.

LanguageEnglish
Pages4176-4184
Number of pages9
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume73
Issue number12
Early online date21 Nov 2002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2002

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Solid state lasers
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Keywords

  • proton acceleration
  • short-pulse laser–solid interactions
  • laser intensity

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McKenna, P. ; Ledingham, K. W. D. ; Spencer, I. ; McCany, T. ; Singhal, R. P. ; Ziener, C. ; Foster, P. S. ; Divall, E. J. ; Hooker, C. J. ; Neely, D. ; Langley, A. J. ; Clarke, R. J. ; Norreys, P. A. ; Krushelnick, K. ; Clark, E. L. / Characterization of multiterawatt laser-solid interactions for proton acceleration. In: Review of Scientific Instruments. 2002 ; Vol. 73, No. 12. pp. 4176-4184.
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Characterization of multiterawatt laser-solid interactions for proton acceleration. / McKenna, P.; Ledingham, K. W. D.; Spencer, I.; McCany, T.; Singhal, R. P.; Ziener, C.; Foster, P. S.; Divall, E. J.; Hooker, C. J.; Neely, D.; Langley, A. J.; Clarke, R. J.; Norreys, P. A.; Krushelnick, K.; Clark, E. L.

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