Simulations of proton beam characteristics for ELIMED Beamline

Jan Psikal, Jiri Limpouch, Ondrej Klimo, Jiri Vyskocil, Daniele Margarone, Georg Korn

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Abstract

ELIMED Beamline should demonstrate the capability of laser-based particle accelerators for medical applications, mainly for proton radiotherapy of tumours which requires a sufficient number of accelerated protons with energy about 60 MeV at least. In this contribution, we study the acceleration of protons by laser pulse with parameters accessible for ELIMED Beamline (intensity ∼ 1022 W/cm2, pulse length ∼ 30 fs). In our two-dimensional particle-incell simulations, we observed higher energies of protons for linear than for circular polarization. Oblique incidence of the laser pulse on target does not seem to be favourable for proton acceleration at such high intensities as the accelerated protons are deflected from target normal axis and their energy and numbers are slightly decreased. The expected numbers of accelerated protons in the energy interval 60 MeV ± 5% are calculated between 109 and 1010 per laser shot with estimated proton beam divergence about 20° (FWHM).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSimulations of proton beam characteristics for ELIMED Beamline
Number of pages4
Volume688
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, IFSA 2013 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 08 Sep 201313 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameJournal of Physics: Conference Series
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd.
ISSN (Print)1742-6588

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, IFSA 2013
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period08/09/201313/09/2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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