Characteristics of ion beams generated in the interaction of ultra-short laser pulses with ultra-thin foils



Simulation input files required to reproduce the data presented in the above paper. This covers 2 target thicknesses (10nm and 25nm) for 2 polarisations of laser (Linear and Circular, LP and CP respectively). In summary, a transition to Light Sail- Radiation Pressure Acceleration (LS-RPA) is shown for using 10nm targets and CP with 10nm LP dominated by transparency effects and sheath acceleration for 25nm targets.

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Date made available20 Feb 2020
PublisherQueen's University Belfast
Date of data production01 Jan 2019 - 01 Jan 2020

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