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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
High Field—Plasmas and Sources (QMJ)

CO2 Laser Driven Ion Acceleration in a Gas Jet

Sergei Tochitsky, Dan Haberberger, Chao Gong, and Chan Joshi  »View Author Affiliations


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A train of multiterawatt, 3 ps CO2 laser pulses is used for proton acceleration in a plasma at the critical density. Maximum energy of ions is strongly affected by a temporal structure of the pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3470) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, carbon dioxide
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

S. Tochitsky, D. Haberberger, C. Gong, and C. Joshi, "CO2 Laser Driven Ion Acceleration in a Gas Jet," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper QMJ2.

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