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Title: High-intensity laser-accelerated ion beam produced from cryogenic micro-jet target

Here, we report on the successful operation of a newly developed cryogenic jet target at high intensity laser-irradiation. Using the frequency-doubled Titan short pulse laser system at Jupiter Laser Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, we demonstrate the generation of a pure proton beam a with maximum energy of 2 MeV. Furthermore, we record a quasi-monoenergetic peak at 1.1 MeV in the proton spectrum emitted in the laser forward direction suggesting an alternative acceleration mechanism. Using a solid-density mixed hydrogen-deuterium target, we are also able to produce pure proton-deuteron ion beams. With its high purity, limited size, near-critical density, and high-repetition rate capability, this target is promising for future applications.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ; ORCiD logo [3] ; ORCiD logo [3] ; ORCiD logo [4] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [5] ; ORCiD logo [3] ;  [2] ; ORCiD logo [3] ;  [6] ;  [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  2. Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf (Germany)
  3. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  4. Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (Canada)
  5. Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (India)
  6. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena, Jena (Germany)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Contributing Orgs:
Planck Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS
OSTI Identifier:
1348857

Gauthier, M., Kim, J. B., Curry, C. B., Aurand, B., Gamboa, E. J., Göde, S., Goyon, C., Hazi, A., Kerr, S., Pak, A., Propp, A., Ramakrishna, B., Ruby, J., Willi, O., Williams, G. J., Rödel, C., and Glenzer, S. H.. High-intensity laser-accelerated ion beam produced from cryogenic micro-jet target. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1063/1.4961270.
Gauthier, M., Kim, J. B., Curry, C. B., Aurand, B., Gamboa, E. J., Göde, S., Goyon, C., Hazi, A., Kerr, S., Pak, A., Propp, A., Ramakrishna, B., Ruby, J., Willi, O., Williams, G. J., Rödel, C., & Glenzer, S. H.. High-intensity laser-accelerated ion beam produced from cryogenic micro-jet target. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4961270.
Gauthier, M., Kim, J. B., Curry, C. B., Aurand, B., Gamboa, E. J., Göde, S., Goyon, C., Hazi, A., Kerr, S., Pak, A., Propp, A., Ramakrishna, B., Ruby, J., Willi, O., Williams, G. J., Rödel, C., and Glenzer, S. H.. 2016. "High-intensity laser-accelerated ion beam produced from cryogenic micro-jet target". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4961270. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1348857.
@article{osti_1348857,
title = {High-intensity laser-accelerated ion beam produced from cryogenic micro-jet target},
author = {Gauthier, M. and Kim, J. B. and Curry, C. B. and Aurand, B. and Gamboa, E. J. and Göde, S. and Goyon, C. and Hazi, A. and Kerr, S. and Pak, A. and Propp, A. and Ramakrishna, B. and Ruby, J. and Willi, O. and Williams, G. J. and Rödel, C. and Glenzer, S. H.},
abstractNote = {Here, we report on the successful operation of a newly developed cryogenic jet target at high intensity laser-irradiation. Using the frequency-doubled Titan short pulse laser system at Jupiter Laser Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, we demonstrate the generation of a pure proton beam a with maximum energy of 2 MeV. Furthermore, we record a quasi-monoenergetic peak at 1.1 MeV in the proton spectrum emitted in the laser forward direction suggesting an alternative acceleration mechanism. Using a solid-density mixed hydrogen-deuterium target, we are also able to produce pure proton-deuteron ion beams. With its high purity, limited size, near-critical density, and high-repetition rate capability, this target is promising for future applications.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4961270},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 11,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {8}
}