9 April 2011 Efficient high-quality ion beam generation in laser-foil interaction
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Proceedings Volume 7822, Laser Optics 2010; 78220T (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.884809
Event: Laser Optics 2010, 2010, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Abstract
A remarkable conversion efficiency from laser to protons is demonstrated by particle simulations in a laser-foil interaction. The total laser-proton conversion efficiency becomes 16.7% in an optimized multi-hole target, though a conventional plane foil target serves a low efficiency. When an intense short-pulse laser illuminates the thin foil target, the foil electrons are accelerated around the target by the intense laser. The hot electrons generate a strong electric field, which accelerates the foil protons, and the proton beam is generated. In our previous study, we found that multihole thin-foil target was efficient for the energy conversion from laser to protons [Phys. Rev. E 78, 046401 (2008)], and the energy conversion efficiency was 9.3%. In this paper the results clarify the role of the target hole thickness and depth in the laser-proton energy conversion. The optimized multi-hole foil target provides a remarkable increase in the laser-proton energy conversion efficiency.
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S. Kawata, S. Kawata, A. A. Andreev, A. A. Andreev, T. Takahashi, T. Takahashi, D. Satoh, D. Satoh, D. Barada, D. Barada, O. Klimo, O. Klimo, J. Limpouch, J. Limpouch, Q. Kong, Q. Kong, P. X. Wang, P. X. Wang, Y. Y. Ma, Y. Y. Ma, Z. M. Sheng, Z. M. Sheng, W. M. Wang, W. M. Wang, } "Efficient high-quality ion beam generation in laser-foil interaction", Proc. SPIE 7822, Laser Optics 2010, 78220T (9 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884809; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.884809
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