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26 January 2005 TW-ps laser driven blocks for light ion beam fusion in solid density DT
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It is being clarified why the observations of plane wave geometry interaction within the skin depth of a laser irradiated target are very unique exceptions from the broad stream of the usual experiments of laser plasma interaction. This permits a much more simplified description by plane wave interaction theory for laser pulses of about ps or shorter duration and powers above TW and simplifies computations in contrast to the usual cases with relativistic self-focusing. After establishing theoretically and experimentally the generation of highly directed plasma blocks with ion current densities above 1010 A/cm2 moving against the laser light or into the target, applications for laser fusion, and a completely new improvement of ion sources for the next generation of accelerators are discussed.
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Heinrich Hora, Frederick Osman, Y. Cang, Jan Badziak, S. Jablonski, S. Glowacz, George H. Miley, Peter X. Hammerling, Jerzy Wolowski, Karel Jungwirth, Karel Rohlena, Xiao-ping He, Hansheng Peng, and JingJuan Zhang "TW-ps laser driven blocks for light ion beam fusion in solid density DT", Proc. SPIE 5627, High-Power Lasers and Applications III, (26 January 2005);

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