Multiple pulse sheath acceleration: an optical approach to spectral control

A.P.L. Robinson, D. Neely, P. McKenna, R.G. Evans

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Abstract

Recent experimental results have shown that it is possible to produce laser-accelerated proton and ion beams with distinct quasi-monoenergetic features in the energy spectrum [1, 2]. As short-pulse ultraintense laser intensities exceed 1021Wcm−2, it may be possible to produce quasi-monoenergetic proton bunches with energies in the range of 100-200 MeV. This opens up the prospect of a new route to developing medical ion accelerators for oncology. In this paper we will briefly report on some of our recent work [3]. This showed that it is theoretically possible to produce laser-accelerated proton/ion beams with distinct spectral peaks by irradiating a solid target with two laser pulses that arrive in rapid succession. No special target composition or structure is required, unlike the other schemes that have been proposed [1, 2]. This may be advantageous for certain applications.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication34th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2007, EPS 2007 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts
Place of PublicationMulhouse, France
Number of pages4
Volume31F
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event34th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics 2007, EPS 2007 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 2 Jul 20076 Jul 2007

Conference

Conference34th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics 2007, EPS 2007
CountryPoland
CityWarsaw
Period2/07/076/07/07

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Keywords

  • laser-accelerated proton beams
  • laser-accelerated ion beams
  • ultraintense lasers

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Robinson, A. P. L., Neely, D., McKenna, P., & Evans, R. G. (2007). Multiple pulse sheath acceleration: an optical approach to spectral control. In 34th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2007, EPS 2007 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts (Vol. 31F). [P-5.001] Mulhouse, France.
Robinson, A.P.L. ; Neely, D. ; McKenna, P. ; Evans, R.G. / Multiple pulse sheath acceleration : an optical approach to spectral control. 34th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2007, EPS 2007 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts. Vol. 31F Mulhouse, France, 2007.
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Robinson, APL, Neely, D, McKenna, P & Evans, RG 2007, Multiple pulse sheath acceleration: an optical approach to spectral control. in 34th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2007, EPS 2007 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts. vol. 31F, P-5.001, Mulhouse, France, 34th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics 2007, EPS 2007, Warsaw, Poland, 2/07/07.

Multiple pulse sheath acceleration : an optical approach to spectral control. / Robinson, A.P.L.; Neely, D.; McKenna, P.; Evans, R.G.

34th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2007, EPS 2007 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts. Vol. 31F Mulhouse, France, 2007. P-5.001.

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Robinson APL, Neely D, McKenna P, Evans RG. Multiple pulse sheath acceleration: an optical approach to spectral control. In 34th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2007, EPS 2007 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts. Vol. 31F. Mulhouse, France. 2007. P-5.001