Ion acceleration with ultrafast lasers
2003 (English)In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 82, no 19, 3354-3356 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Hot-electron confinement can build up fields capable of accelerating ions up to MeV energies when an ultrashort 35-fs laser pulse at similar to2x10(18) W/cm(2) interacts with a small spherical target. Singly charged ions with different masses have similar energies. A simple phenomenological model describes how ultrashort and less-energy-consumptive pulses drive ions to MeV energies. The energetic and spatial-emission characteristics of protons, deuterons and oxygen ions released from water and heavy-water droplets of similar to15 mum in size was determined for this interaction scenario.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 82, no 19, 3354-3356 p.
short-pulse-laser, plasma interactions, proton generation, solid targets, thin foils, electron, photon
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-22481DOI: 10.1063/1.1573363ISI: 000182717900071OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-22481DiVA: diva2:341179
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved