Conditions for efficient and stable ion acceleration by moderate circularly polarized laser pulses at intensities of 10(20) W/cm(2)

Bin Qiao, Matthew Zepf, P. Gibbon, Marco Borghesi, Brendan Dromey, J. Schreiber, Michael Geissler, Satyabrata Kar

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Abstract

Conditions for efficient and stable ion radiation pressure acceleration (RPA) from thin foils by circularly polarized laser pulses at moderate intensities are theoretically and numerically investigated. It is found that the unavoidable decompression of the co-moving electron layer in Light-Sail RPA leads to a change of the local electrostatic field from a
Original languageEnglish
Article number043102
Pages (from-to)043102
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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