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11 January 2000 Proton acceleration in plasma waves produced by backward Raman scattering
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Proceedings Volume 3886, High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.375097
Event: Advanced High-Power Lasers and Applications, 1999, Osaka, Japan
Abstract
This paper proposes a new method of proton acceleration. A slow plasma wave produced by backward Raman scattering captures slow protons injected. A density gradient of a plasma enables the wave phase velocity to increase as the proton test beams are accelerated. Preliminary results of PIC simulations of the backward scattering are presented in constant and tapered-density plasma. A proof-of-principle experiment is proposed using a T3 laser and test beams from a Van de Graaf accelerator, in which a 500 mJ laser will give acceleration gain of approximately 50MeV in a distance of 500 micrometers .
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Atsushi Ogata, Thomas C. Katsouleas, and ShinIchi Masuda "Proton acceleration in plasma waves produced by backward Raman scattering", Proc. SPIE 3886, High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering, (11 January 2000); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.375097
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