Proton acceleration using 50 fs, high intensity ASTRA-Gemini laser pulses

R. Prasad, S. Ter-Avetisyan, D. Doria, K. E. Quinn, L. Romagnani, P. S. Foster, C. M. Brenner, J. S. Green, P. Gallegos, M. J. V. Streeter, D. C. Carroll, O. Tresca, N. P. Dover, C. A. J. Palmer, J. Schreiber, D. Neely, Z. Najmudind, P. McKenna, M. Zepf, M. Borghesi

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Abstract

We report on experimental investigations of proton acceleration from thin foil targets irradiated with ultra-short (similar to 50 fs), high contrast (similar to 10(10)) and ultra-intense (up to 10(21) W/cm(2)) laser pulses. These measurements provided for the first time the opportunity to extend the scaling laws for the acceleration process in the ultra-short regime beyond the 10(20) W/cm(2) threshold. The scaling of accelerated proton energies was investigated by varying the thickness of Al targets (down to 50 nm) under 35 angle of laser incidence and with p-polarised light.

LanguageEnglish
Pages113-115
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume653
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2011

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Keywords

  • laser plasma interaction
  • proton acceleration
  • ion detectors
  • driven
  • plasma
  • beams
  • targets
  • solids

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Prasad, R. ; Ter-Avetisyan, S. ; Doria, D. ; Quinn, K. E. ; Romagnani, L. ; Foster, P. S. ; Brenner, C. M. ; Green, J. S. ; Gallegos, P. ; Streeter, M. J. V. ; Carroll, D. C. ; Tresca, O. ; Dover, N. P. ; Palmer, C. A. J. ; Schreiber, J. ; Neely, D. ; Najmudind, Z. ; McKenna, P. ; Zepf, M. ; Borghesi, M. / Proton acceleration using 50 fs, high intensity ASTRA-Gemini laser pulses. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2011 ; Vol. 653, No. 1. pp. 113-115.
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In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 653, No. 1, 11.10.2011, p. 113-115.

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