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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3462–3464

Acceleration in vacuum of bare nuclei by tightly focused radially polarized laser light

Yousef I. Salamin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 23, pp. 3462-3464 (2007)

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Fields of a radially polarized petawatt laser beam, represented by a truncated series in the diffraction angle ϵ to order ϵ 15 and focused to subwavelength waist radius, are shown to accelerate protons and bare nuclei to several hundred MeV per nucleon over a distance equivalent to a few laser wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(260.7120) Physical optics : Ultrafast phenomena

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2007
Published: November 29, 2007

Yousef I. Salamin, "Acceleration in vacuum of bare nuclei by tightly focused radially polarized laser light," Opt. Lett. 32, 3462-3464 (2007)

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