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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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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