Efficient ion beam generation in laser interactions with micro-structured targets

J. Limpouch, O. Klimo, J. Psikal, J. Proska, F. Novotny, D. Margarone, A. Velyhan, M. Cutroneo, L. Torrisi

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Abstract

The maximum ion energy and acceleration efficiency have to be increased for practical applications of intense ion beams produced by intense short laser pulses incident on a thin foil. For this aim, we propose to use foil with a microscopic structure on the front size. We have prepared such targets by depositing a monolayer of polystyrene nanospheres of a size comparable to laser wavelength on a thin foil. The damage threshold of the produced targets is found experimentally above 3.5 × 109 W/cm2 for a nanosecond pedestal and above 1011 W/cm2 for femtosecond prepulses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFSA 2011 - 7th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, IFSA 2011 - Bordeaux, France
Duration: 12 Sep 201116 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume59
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, IFSA 2011
CountryFrance
CityBordeaux
Period12/09/201116/09/2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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