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Title: Highly periodic laser-induced nanostructures on thin Ti and Cu foils for potential application in laser ion acceleration

Abstract

The feasibility of femtosecond laser-induced periodic nanostructures on thin Ti and Cu foils (thickness down to 1 μm) is demonstrated. At pulse durations of 120 fs and a wavelength of 400 nm, periods of 61 nm to 320 nm were obtained. Particle-in-cell simulations of laser ion acceleration processes with such nanostructured targets indicate their potential for high energy particle physics applications. In particular, a measurable enhancement of the proton cut-off energy and a significant enhancement of the number of accelerated particles compared to non- or weakly structured targets of same thickness and material are expected.

Authors:
 [1]; ; ; ;  [2];  [3]
  1. Department of Physics, School of Applied Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751024 (India)
  2. Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Max Born Strasse 2a, Berlin D-12489 (Germany)
  3. Bremen Institute of Applied Beam Technology, Klagenfurter Strasse 2, Bremen 28359 (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22596894
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 119; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ACCELERATION; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COPPER; FOILS; LASERS; NANOSTRUCTURES; PARTICLES; PERIODICITY; PROTONS; PULSES; SIMULATION; THICKNESS; TITANIUM; WAVELENGTHS

Citation Formats

Das, Susanta Kumar, E-mail: skdasfpy@kiit.ac.in, Andreev, Alexander, Braenzel, Julia, Schnuerer, Matthias, Grunwald, Ruediger, and Messaoudi, Hamza. Highly periodic laser-induced nanostructures on thin Ti and Cu foils for potential application in laser ion acceleration. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4943636.
Das, Susanta Kumar, E-mail: skdasfpy@kiit.ac.in, Andreev, Alexander, Braenzel, Julia, Schnuerer, Matthias, Grunwald, Ruediger, & Messaoudi, Hamza. Highly periodic laser-induced nanostructures on thin Ti and Cu foils for potential application in laser ion acceleration. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4943636.
Das, Susanta Kumar, E-mail: skdasfpy@kiit.ac.in, Andreev, Alexander, Braenzel, Julia, Schnuerer, Matthias, Grunwald, Ruediger, and Messaoudi, Hamza. Mon . "Highly periodic laser-induced nanostructures on thin Ti and Cu foils for potential application in laser ion acceleration". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4943636.
@article{osti_22596894,
title = {Highly periodic laser-induced nanostructures on thin Ti and Cu foils for potential application in laser ion acceleration},
author = {Das, Susanta Kumar, E-mail: skdasfpy@kiit.ac.in and Andreev, Alexander and Braenzel, Julia and Schnuerer, Matthias and Grunwald, Ruediger and Messaoudi, Hamza},
abstractNote = {The feasibility of femtosecond laser-induced periodic nanostructures on thin Ti and Cu foils (thickness down to 1 μm) is demonstrated. At pulse durations of 120 fs and a wavelength of 400 nm, periods of 61 nm to 320 nm were obtained. Particle-in-cell simulations of laser ion acceleration processes with such nanostructured targets indicate their potential for high energy particle physics applications. In particular, a measurable enhancement of the proton cut-off energy and a significant enhancement of the number of accelerated particles compared to non- or weakly structured targets of same thickness and material are expected.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4943636},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
issn = {0021-8979},
number = 11,
volume = 119,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {3}
}