New methods for high current fast ion beam production by laser-driven acceleration

D. Margarone*, J. Krasa, J. Prokupek, A. Velyhan, L. Torrisi, A. Picciotto, L. Giuffrida, S. Gammino, P. Cirrone, M. Cutroneo, F. Romano, E. Serra, A. Mangione, M. Rosinski, P. Parys, L. Ryc, J. Limpouch, L. Laska, K. Jungwirth, J. UllschmiedT. Mocek, G. Korn, B. Rus

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An overview of the last experimental campaigns on laser-driven ion acceleration performed at the PALS facility in Prague is given. Both the 2 TW, sub-nanosecond iodine laser system and the 20 TW, femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser, recently installed at PALS, are used along our experiments performed in the intensity range 1016-1019 Wcm2. The main goal of our studies was to generate high energy, high current ion streams at relatively low laser intensities. The discussed experimental investigations show promising results in terms of maximum ion energy and current density, which make the laser-accelerated ion beams a candidate for new-generation ion sources to be employed in medicine, nuclear physics, matter physics, and industry.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02B307
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation


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