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Title: High energy density micro plasma bunch from multiple laser interaction with thin target

Three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation is used to investigate radiation-pressure driven acceleration and compression of small solid-density plasma by intense laser pulses. It is found that multiple impacts by presently available short-pulse lasers on a small hemispheric shell target can create a long-living tiny quasineutral monoenergetic plasma bunch of very high energy density.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ; ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ; ;  [6] ; ; ;  [7] ;  [3] ;  [8] ;  [9]
  1. National Laboratory for Parallel and Distributed Processing, College of Computer Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)
  2. (China)
  3. Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Shanghai 201800 (China)
  4. Physics Department, Institute for Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)
  5. (Germany)
  6. Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 100088 (China)
  7. College of Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha (China)
  8. (Japan)
  9. Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22275769
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ENERGY DENSITY; LASERS; PLASMA DENSITY; PULSES; RADIATION PRESSURE; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS