Ion acceleration with radiation pressure in quantum electrodynamic regimes

Dario Del Sorbo, David R. Blackman, Remi Capdessus, Kristina Small, Cody Slade-Lowther, Wen Luo, Matthew J. Duff, Alexander P. L. Robinson, Paul McKenna, Zheng-Ming Sheng, John Pasley, Christopher Ridgers

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Abstract

The radiation pressure of next generation high-intensity lasers could efficiently accelerate ions to GeV energies. However, nonlinear quantum-electrodynamic effects play an important role in the interaction of these lasers with matter. We show that these quantum-electrodynamic effects lead to the production of a critical density pair-plasma which completely absorbs the laser pulse and consequently reduces the accelerated ion energy and efficiency by 30-50%.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. SPIE 10241, Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers III
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
Volume10241
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2017

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radiation pressure
quantum electrodynamics
high power lasers
lasers
ions
energy
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interactions

Keywords

  • radiation
  • lasers
  • plasmas
  • ions
  • GeV energies

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Del Sorbo, D., Blackman, D. R., Capdessus, R., Small, K., Slade-Lowther, C., Luo, W., ... Ridgers, C. (2017). Ion acceleration with radiation pressure in quantum electrodynamic regimes. In Proc. SPIE 10241, Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers III (Vol. 10241). [102411I] Bellingham, Washington. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2271137
Del Sorbo, Dario ; Blackman, David R. ; Capdessus, Remi ; Small, Kristina ; Slade-Lowther, Cody ; Luo, Wen ; Duff, Matthew J. ; Robinson, Alexander P. L. ; McKenna, Paul ; Sheng, Zheng-Ming ; Pasley, John ; Ridgers, Christopher. / Ion acceleration with radiation pressure in quantum electrodynamic regimes. Proc. SPIE 10241, Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers III. Vol. 10241 Bellingham, Washington, 2017.
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Ion acceleration with radiation pressure in quantum electrodynamic regimes. / Del Sorbo, Dario; Blackman, David R.; Capdessus, Remi; Small, Kristina; Slade-Lowther, Cody; Luo, Wen; Duff, Matthew J.; Robinson, Alexander P. L.; McKenna, Paul; Sheng, Zheng-Ming; Pasley, John; Ridgers, Christopher.

Proc. SPIE 10241, Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers III. Vol. 10241 Bellingham, Washington, 2017. 102411I.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Del Sorbo D, Blackman DR, Capdessus R, Small K, Slade-Lowther C, Luo W et al. Ion acceleration with radiation pressure in quantum electrodynamic regimes. In Proc. SPIE 10241, Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers III. Vol. 10241. Bellingham, Washington. 2017. 102411I https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2271137