The acceleration of ions with high-power lasers has been a very active field of research during the past 10 years. This paper summarizes the main results obtained in the field, detailing the mechanisms of the acceleration process and the main observed beam characteristics. Perspectives for future development of the field and current and future applications are also discussed.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Jan 2012|