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Title: Generation of high-energy-density ion bunches by ultraintense laser-cone-target interaction

A scheme in which carbon ion bunches are accelerated to a high energy and density by a laser pulse (∼10{sup 21} W/cm{sup 2}) irradiating cone targets is proposed and investigated using particle-in-cell simulations. The laser pulse is focused by the cone and drives forward an ultrathin foil located at the cone's tip. In the course of the work, best results were obtained employing target configurations combining a low-Z cone with a multispecies foil transversely shaped to match the laser intensity profile.
Authors:
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  1. College of Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)
  2. Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China)
  3. State Key Laboratory of High Performance Computing, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)
  4. School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN (United Kingdom)
  5. (Czech Republic)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22304159
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CARBON IONS; CONFIGURATION; ENERGY DENSITY; FOILS; LASERS; PULSES; SIMULATION