Generating high-energy highly charged ion beams from petawatt-class laser interactions with compound targets
2012 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, Vol. 109, no 24, 245008- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A new method of generation of high-energy highly charged ion beams is proposed. The method is based on the interaction of petawatt circularly polarized laser pulses with high-Z compound targets consisting of two species of different charge-to-mass ratio. It is shown that highly charged ions produced by field ionization can be accelerated up to tens of MeV/u with ion (actually with Z <= 25) beam parameters like density and total charge inaccessible in conventional accelerators. A possibility of further ionization of the accelerated ion bunches in foil is also discussed. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.245008
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2012. Vol. 109, no 24, 245008- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-64039DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.245008ISI: 000312369800010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-64039DiVA: diva2:599812