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Role of laser contrast and foil thickness in target normal sheath acceleration

Year: 2016

Authors: Gizzi LA., Altana, C., Brandi F., Cirrone P., Cristoforetti G., Fazzi A., Ferrara P., Fulgentini L., Giove D., Koester P., Labate L., Lanzalone G., Londrillo P., Mascali D., Muoio A., Palla D., Schillaci F., Sinigardi S., Tudisco S., Turchetti G.

Autors Affiliation: ILIL, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR, Via G. Moruzzi 1, Pisa, Italy; INFN Sezione di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy; Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, INFN, Via S. Sofia, Catania, Italy; Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Morego 30, 16163 Genova, Italy; Energy Department, Polytechnic of Milan, Milan, Italy; INFN, Milan, Italy; INFN-LASA, Via Fratelli Cervi 201, 20090 Segrate, Italy; Università degli Studi di Enna Kore, Via delle Olimpiadi, 94100 Enna, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy; INFN, Sez. di Bologna, Via Irnerio 46, 40126 Bologna, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pisa, Italy; INAF–Osservatorio astronomico Bologna, Italy

Abstract: In this paper we present an experimental investigation of laser driven light-ion acceleration using the ILIL laser at an intensity of 2 x 10(19) W/cm(2). In the experiment we focused our attention on the identification of the role of target thickness and resistivity in the fast electron transport and in the acceleration process. Here we describe the experimental results concerning the effect of laser contrast in the laser target interaction regime. We also show preliminary results on ion acceleration which provide information about the role of bulk target ions and surface ions and target dielectric properties in the acceleration process. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Journal/Review: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT

Volume: 829      Pages from: 144  to: 148

KeyWords: Laser driven ion acceleration; Ultra-intense laser–matter interaction
DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2016.01.036

Citations: 6
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