Advanced strategies for ion acceleration using high-power lasers
Authors: Macchi A., Sgattoni A., Sinigardi S., Borghesi M., Passoni M.
Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR/INO), U.O.S. \’Adriano Gozzini\’, Pisa, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica \’Enrico Fermi\’, Università di Pisa, Largo Bruno Pontecorvo 3, I-56127 Pisa, Italy; Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Milano, Via Ponzio 34/3, I-20133 Milan, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Bologna, and INFN Sezione di Bologna, via Irnerio 46, 40126 Bologna, Italy; Centre for Plasma Physics, The Queen\’s University of Belfast, BT71NN Belfast, UK; Institute of Physics of the ASCR, ELI-Beamlines Project, Na Slovance 2, 18221 Prague, Czech Republic
Abstract: A short overview of laser-plasma acceleration of ions is presented. The focus is on some recent experimental results and the related theoretical work on advanced regimes. These latter include in particular target normal sheath acceleration using ultrashort low-energy pulses and structured targets, radiation pressure acceleration in both thick and ultrathin targets and collisionless shock acceleration in moderate density plasmas. For each approach, open issues and the need and potential for further developments are briefly discussed.
Journal/Review: PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION
Volume: 55 (12) Pages from: 124020 to: 124020
KeyWords: laser acceleration of proton beams; ion acceleration; particle-in-cell simulationDOI: 10.1088/0741-3335/55/12/124020Citations: 22data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2019-10-13References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here