Advanced strategies for ion acceleration using high-power lasers

A. Macchi, A. Sgattoni, S. Sinigardi, M. Borghesi, M. Passoni

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A short overview of laser-plasma acceleration of ions is presented. The focus is on some recent experimental results and the related theoretical work on advanced regimes. These latter include in particular target normal sheath acceleration using ultrashort low-energy pulses and structured targets, radiation pressure acceleration in both thick and ultrathin targets and collisionless shock acceleration in moderate density plasmas. For each approach, open issues and the need and potential for further developments are briefly discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number124020
Number of pages10
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number12
Early online date28 Nov 2013
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Bibliographical note

A corrigendum to the article was posted in Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 56 (3), 2014, doi:10.1088/0741-3335/56/3/039501


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