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High-Energy Ion Generation by Short Laser Pulses
Donald Umstadter Publications
  • Anatoly Maksimchuk, University of Michigan
  • K. Flippo, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • H. Krause, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • G. Mourou, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • K. Nemoto, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo, Japan
  • D. Schultz, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Donald P. Umstadter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • R. Vane, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • V. Yu. Bychenkov, Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskii, Moscow, Russia
  • G.I. Dudnikova, Institute of Computational Technologies, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • V.F. Kovalev, Institute for Mathematical Modeling, Russian Academy of Sciences, Miusskaya, Moscow, Russia
  • K. Mima, Institute for Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
  • V.N. Novikov, Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskii, Moscow, Russia
  • Y. Sentoku, General Atomics, San Diego, California
  • S.V. Tolokonnikov, Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia
Date of this Version
9-1-2004
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Published by Interperiodica; Plasma Phys. Reports 30, 473 (2004). Copyright 2004. Permission to use. http://www.maik.rssi.ru/cgi-bin/journal.pl?name=plasphys&page=main

Abstract

This paper reviews the many recent advances at the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS) at the University of Michigan in multi-MeV ion beam generation from the interaction of short laser pulses focused onto thin foil targets at intensities ranging from 1017 to 1019 W/cm2. Ion beam characteristics were studied by changing the laser intensity, laser wavelength, target material, and by depositing a well-absorbed coating. We manipulated the proton beam divergence using shaped targets and observed nuclear transformation induced by high-energy protons and deuterons. Qualitative theoretical approaches and fully relativistic two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations modeled energetic ion generation. Comparison with experiments sheds light on ion energy spectra for multi-species plasma, the dependences of ion-energy on preplasma scale length and solid density plasma thickness, and laser-triggered isotope yield. Theoretical predictions are also made with the aim of studying ion generation for high-power lasers with the energies expected in the near future, and for the relativistic intensity table-top laser, a prototype of which is already in operation at CUOS in the limits of several cycle pulse duration and a single-wavelength spot size.

Citation Information
Anatoly Maksimchuk, K. Flippo, H. Krause, G. Mourou, et al.. "High-Energy Ion Generation by Short Laser Pulses" (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/donald_umstadter/75/