Monoenergetic Ion Beam Generation by Driving Ion Solitary Waves with Circularly Polarized Laser Light

D. Jung, L. Yin, B.J. Albright, D.C. Gautier, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, A. Henig, R. Johnson, S. Letzring, S. Palaniyappan, R. Shah, T. Shimada, X.Q. Yan, K. J. Bowers, T. Tajima, J.C. Fernández, D. Habs, B.M. Hegelich

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Abstract

Experimental data from the Trident Laser facility is presented showing quasimonoenergetic carbon ions from nm-scaled foil targets with an energy spread of as low as 15% at 35 MeV. These results and high resolution kinetic simulations show laser acceleration of quasimonoenergetic ion beams by the generation of ion solitons with circularly polarized laser pulses (500 fs, ¼ 1054 nm). The conversion ef?ciency into monoenergetic ions is increased by an order of magnitude compared with previous experimental results, representing an important step towards applications such as ion fast ignition.
Original languageEnglish
Article number115002
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume107
Issue number11
Early online date08 Sep 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 09 Sep 2011

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