We report the first production of quasi-monoenergetic proton beams using laser plasmas. Supported by scalability studies, this puts laser plasma acceleration clearly in the scope of medical application.
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(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.6620) Quantum optics : Strong-field processes
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas
S. Pfotenhauer, O. Jäckel, K. Amthor, H. Schwoerer, B. Liesfeld, W. Ziegler, R. Sauerbrey, K. W. Ledingham, and T. Esirkepov, "Monoenergetic Proton Beams from Laser Plasmas," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JThA2.
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