Scaling of Ion Spectral Peaks in the Hybrid RPA-TNSA Region

K. F. Kakolee, M. Borghesi, M. Zepf, S. Kar, D. Doria, B. Ramakrishna, K. Quinn, G. Sarri, J. Osterholz, M. Cerchez, O. Willi, X. Yuan, P. McKenna

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The role of the radiation pressure of an intense laser beam in the formation of proton and carbon spectra from thin foils is discussed. The data presented suggests that, in competition with the Target Normal Sheath Acceleration mechanism, the onset of the Light Sail (LS) region of Radiation Pressure Acceleration can be obtained for suitably thin targets at currently available laser intensities,. The spectral features and their scaling with the laser and target parameters are consistent with the scenario of Light Sail (LS) acceleration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)768-771
Number of pages4
JournalJournal Of The Korean Physical Society
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016


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