Scientific Results

Radiation pressure acceleration: perspectives and limits

Year: 2017

Authors: Macchi A., Livi C., Sgattoni A.

Autors Affiliation: a) National Institute of Optics, National Research Council (CNR/INO), Adriano Gozzini laboratory, via G. Moruzzi, 56124 Pisa, Italy

b) Enrico Fermi department of Physics, University of Pisa, largo Bruno Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa, Italy

c) LULI-UPMC: Sorbonne Universités, CNRS, École Polytechnique, CEA, 75013 Paris, France

d) LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, UPMC: Sorbonne Universités, 92195 Meudon, France

Abstract: A very concise note on the “light sail”, radiation-pressure driven approach to ion acceleration by intense laser pulses is given. Remarks on the role of the laser polarization, on the “dominance” of the radiation pressure action and on the key role of target transparency are made.

Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION

Volume: 12      Pages from: C04016-1  to: C04016-7

KeyWords: laser-plasma acceleration; radiation pressure acceleration; Accelerator modelling and simulations

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