Proton and ion acceleration by an ultrafast TW CO2 Laser: Proof-of-principle experiments

P. Shkolnikov, I. Pogorelsky, V. Yakimenko, M. Babzien, P. McKenna, D. Carroll, D. Nealy, A. Pukhov, Z. Najmudin, L. Willingdale, E. Stolyarova, G. Flynn

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Abstract

Results on proton acceleration by an ultrashort TW CO2 laser interacting with Al foils show 2proton energy spectra substantially different from those obtained with solid-state lasers, due to the laser's different wavelength and polarization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2008
Place of PublicationRochester, New York United States
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557528612
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2008 - Rochester, NY, United States
Duration: 19 Oct 200823 Oct 2008

Conference

ConferenceFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2008
CountryUnited States
CityRochester, NY
Period19/10/0823/10/08

Keywords

  • laser
  • AI foil
  • proof-of-principle

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    Shkolnikov, P., Pogorelsky, I., Yakimenko, V., Babzien, M., McKenna, P., Carroll, D., Nealy, D., Pukhov, A., Najmudin, Z., Willingdale, L., Stolyarova, E., & Flynn, G. (2008). Proton and ion acceleration by an ultrafast TW CO2 Laser: Proof-of-principle experiments. In Frontiers in Optics, FiO 2008 Optical Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1364/FIO.2008.SWC4