Enhanced TNSA acceleration with 0.1-1 PW lasers

D. Margarone, O. Klimo, I. J. Kim, J. Prokupek, J. Limpouch, T. M. Jeong, T. Mocek, J. Psikal, H. T. Kim, J. Proska, K. H. Nam, I. W. Choi, T. Levato, L. Stolcova, S. K. Lee, M. Krus, F. Novotny, J. H. Sung, J. Kaufman, T. J. YuG. Korn

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Abstract

The enhancement of laser-driven proton acceleration mechanism in TNSA regime has been demonstrated through the use of advanced nanostructured thin foils. The presence of a monolayer of polystyrene nanospheres on the target frontside has drastically enhanced the absorption of the incident laser beam, leading to a consequent increase in the maximum proton beam energy and total laser conversion efficiency. The experimental measurements have been carried out at the 100 TW and 1 PW laser systems available at the APRI-GIST facility. Experimental results and comparison with particle-in-cell numerical simulations are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity Laser Technology; and Research Using Extreme Light
Subtitle of host publicationEntering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 05 Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventHigh-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity Laser Technology; and Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 15 Apr 201317 Apr 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8780
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceHigh-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity Laser Technology; and Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period15/04/201317/04/2013

Keywords

  • Laser driven ion acceleration
  • Nanostructured foils
  • Proton beams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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