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Title: Dynamics of Radiation Pressure Acceleration

We describe recent theoretical results on Radiation Pressure Acceleration of ions by ultraintense, circularly polarized laser pulses, giving an insight on the underlying dynamics and suggestions for the development of applications. In thick targets, we show how few-cycle pulses may generate single ion bunches in inhomogeneous density profiles. In thin targets, we present a refinement of the simple model of the accelerating mirror and a comparison of its predictions with simulation results, solving an apparent paradox.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ; ;  [4]
  1. CNR/INFM/polyLAB, Pisa (Italy)
  2. (Italy)
  3. Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Bologna and INFN, Bologna (Italy)
  4. Dipartimento di Fisica 'Enrico Fermi', Largo Bruno Pontecorvo 3, I-56127 Pisa (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21370964
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1209; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 2. international conference on ultra-intense laser interaction science, Frascati (Italy), 24-29 May 2009; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3326321; (c) 2010 American Institute of Physics
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ACCELERATION; BEAM BUNCHING; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; ION BEAMS; IONS; LASER RADIATION; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; LASERS; MIRRORS; PLASMA SIMULATION; PULSED IRRADIATION; RADIATION PRESSURE BEAM DYNAMICS; BEAMS; CHARGED PARTICLES; DYNAMICS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; EVALUATION; IRRADIATION; MECHANICS; PLASMA; RADIATIONS; SIMULATION