Transition to light sail acceleration using ultraintense femtosecond pulses

P. Martin, D. Doria, L. Romagnani, H. Ahmed, A. McIlvenny, C. Scullion, S.D.R. Williamson, E. J. Ditter, G. Hicks, O. C. Ettlinger, G. G. Scott, D. R. Symes, N. Booth, A. Sgattoni, A. Macchi, S. Kar, P. McKenna, Z. Najmudin, D. Neely, M. Zepf & 1 others M. Borghesi

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Abstract

Presented are results from experimental campaigns undertaken on the Gemini laser system at the Central Laser Facility in the UK. In these experiments amorphous carbon targets ranging in thickness from 10nm to 100nm were irradiated with high contrast 40fs pulses with an intensity up to 1021 W/cm2, for both circular and linear polarisations and the resulting proton and ion spectra compared. Examining the highest energies achieved for a given polarisation and target thickness, allows to identify the transition from TNSA to LS. Observations of the optimal target thickness for ion acceleration are compared to analytical predictions from LS theory, in addition to results from Particle in Cell modelling.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2017
EditorsM. Fajardo, E. Westerhof, C. Riconda, A. Melzer, A. Bret, B. Dromey
Place of PublicationMulhouse, France
Number of pages4
Volume41F
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event44th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2017 - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference44th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period26/06/1730/06/17

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target thickness
circular polarization
pulses
linear polarization
lasers
ions
protons
carbon
polarization
predictions
cells
energy

Keywords

  • Gemini laser system
  • amorphous carbon targets
  • light sail acceleration
  • femtosecond pulse laser
  • ion acceleration

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Martin, P., Doria, D., Romagnani, L., Ahmed, H., McIlvenny, A., Scullion, C., ... Borghesi, M. (2017). Transition to light sail acceleration using ultraintense femtosecond pulses. In M. Fajardo, E. Westerhof, C. Riconda, A. Melzer, A. Bret, & B. Dromey (Eds.), 44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2017 (Vol. 41F). [P1.219] Mulhouse, France.
Martin, P. ; Doria, D. ; Romagnani, L. ; Ahmed, H. ; McIlvenny, A. ; Scullion, C. ; Williamson, S.D.R. ; Ditter, E. J. ; Hicks, G. ; Ettlinger, O. C. ; Scott, G. G. ; Symes, D. R. ; Booth, N. ; Sgattoni, A. ; Macchi, A. ; Kar, S. ; McKenna, P. ; Najmudin, Z. ; Neely, D. ; Zepf, M. ; Borghesi, M. / Transition to light sail acceleration using ultraintense femtosecond pulses. 44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2017. editor / M. Fajardo ; E. Westerhof ; C. Riconda ; A. Melzer ; A. Bret ; B. Dromey. Vol. 41F Mulhouse, France, 2017.
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44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2017. ed. / M. Fajardo; E. Westerhof; C. Riconda; A. Melzer; A. Bret; B. Dromey. Vol. 41F Mulhouse, France, 2017. P1.219.

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Martin P, Doria D, Romagnani L, Ahmed H, McIlvenny A, Scullion C et al. Transition to light sail acceleration using ultraintense femtosecond pulses. In Fajardo M, Westerhof E, Riconda C, Melzer A, Bret A, Dromey B, editors, 44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2017. Vol. 41F. Mulhouse, France. 2017. P1.219