Energetic ions at moderate laser intensities using foam-based multi-layered targets
2014 (English)In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, ISSN 0741-3335, E-ISSN 1361-6587, Vol. 56, no 4, 045001- p.Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
The experimental feasibility of the laser-driven ion acceleration concept with multi-layered,foam-based targets has been investigated. Targets with the required features have beenproduced and characterized, exploiting the potential of the pulsed laser deposition technique.In the intensity range 1016–1017 Wcm−2, they allow us to obtain maximum proton energies2–3 times higher compared to bare solid targets, able to reach and surpass the MeV range withboth low and ultrahigh contrast pulses. The results of two-dimensional particle-in-cellsimulations, supporting the interpretation of the experimental results, and directions to exploitthe concept also at ultrahigh intensities, are presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 56, no 4, 045001- p.
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
Research subject Physics with specialization in Space and Plasma Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-232870DOI: 10.1088/0741-3335/56/4/045001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-232870DiVA: diva2:750077