OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2444–2446

Intense laser-driven energetic proton beams from solid density targets

C. T. Zhou and X. T. He  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 16, pp. 2444-2446 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002444


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (287 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The effects of target density on proton acceleration driven by an intense sub-ps laser pulse are investigated using two-dimensional hybrid particle-in-cell simulations. Results show that at higher density the target-normal-sheath acceleration (TNSA) is more effective than shock acceleration for protons from a plastic target. Furthermore a lower-density target is favorable to higher energy of the TNSA protons. Moreover, the longitudinal electric fields at the target surfaces may reveal typical inhomogeneous structures for a long acceleration time. The conversion efficiency of laser energy into particle (electron, proton, and C + ion) energy is found to increase with decreasing target density.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2007
Published: August 9, 2007

Citation
C. T. Zhou and X. T. He, "Intense laser-driven energetic proton beams from solid density targets," Opt. Lett. 32, 2444-2446 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-16-2444


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. S. Bahk, P. Rousseau, T. Planchon, V. Chvykov, G. Kalinchenko, A. Maksimchuk, G. Mourou, and V. Yanovsky, Opt. Lett. 29, 2837 (2004). [CrossRef]
  2. P. Gibbon, Short Pulse Laser Interactions with Matter--An Introduction (Imperial College Press, 2005).
  3. S. Atzeni and J. Mayer-ter-Vehn, Inertial Fusion: Beam Plasma Interaction, Hydrodynamics, Dense Plasma Physics (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2003).
  4. G. Thejappa, R. J. MacDowall, E. E. Scime, and J. E. Littleton, J. Geophys. Res. 108, 1139 (2003). [CrossRef]
  5. T. E. Cowan, W. W. Hunt, T. W. Phillips, S. C. Wilks, M. D. Perry, M. D. Brown, C. Brown, W. Fountain, S. Hatchet, J. Johnson, M. H. Key, T. Parnell, D. M. Pennington, R. A. Snavely, and Y. Takahasi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 903 (2000). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. M. H. Key, R. R. Greeman, S. P. Hatchett, A. J. Mackinnon, P. K. Patel, R. A. Snavely, and R. B. Stephens, Fusion Sci. Technol. 49, 440 (2006), also the references therein.
  7. M. Borghesi, J. Fuchs, S. V. Bulanov, A. J. Mackinnon, P. K. Patel, and M. Roth, Fusion Sci. Technol. 49, 412 (2006), also the references therein.
  8. P. Antici, J. Fuchs, E. d'Humieres, E. Lefebvre, M. Borghersi, E. Brambrink, C. Ceccetti, S. Gaillard, L. Romagnani, Y. Sentoku, T. Toncian, O. Willi, P. Audebert, and H. Pépin, Phys. Plasmas 14, 030701 (2007). [CrossRef]
  9. T. Z. Esirkepov, S. Bulanov, H. Daido, Y. Kato, V. S. Khoroshkov, Y. Kitagawa, K. Mima, K. Nagai, K. Nishihara, S. Sakabe, F. Pegoraro, and T. Tajima, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 175003 (2002). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. S. C. Wilks, A. B. Langdon, T. E. Cowan, M. Roth, M. Singh, S. Hatchett, M. H. Key, D. Pennington, A. MacKinnon, and R. A. Snavely, Phys. Plasmas 8, 542 (2001), also the references therein. [CrossRef]
  11. E. d'Humires, E. Lefebvre, L. Gremillet, and V. Malka, Phys. Plasmas 12, 062704 (2005). [CrossRef]
  12. A. Pukhov and J. Mayer-ter-Vehn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2686 (1997). [CrossRef]
  13. A. Macchi, F. Cattani, T. V. Liseykina, and F. Cornolti, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 165003 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. C. T. Zhou and X. T. He, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 031503 (2007). [CrossRef]
  15. H. Hora, J. Badziak, F. P. Boody, R. Hopfl, K. Jungwirth, B. Kralikova, J. Krasa, L. Laska, P. Parys, V. Perina, M. Pfeifer, K. Rohlena, J. Skala, J. Ullschmied, J. Wolowski, and E. Woryna, Opt. Commun. 207, 333 (2002). [CrossRef]
  16. M. Y. Yu, W. Yu, Z. Y. Chen, J. Zhang, Y. Yin, L. H. Cao, and Z. Z. Xu, Phys. Plasmas 10, 2468 (2003). [CrossRef]
  17. S. Eliezer, H. Hora, E. Kokla, and H. Szichman, Laser Part. Beams 13, 441 (1995). [CrossRef]
  18. H. Hora, Laser Part. Beams 23, 441 (2005).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited