Laser-driven Ion Acceleration
Authors: Macchi A.
Autors Affiliation: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (CNR/INO), Adriano Gozzini laboratory, Pisa, Italy
Abstract: This chapter aims to give a concise overview on the motivations, principles, state of the art, physics
and perspectives of laser-driven ion acceleration. The goal is to provide an introduction to this field
accessible to the non-specialist reader and to summarize major achievements and most recent developments.
More complete and detailed presentations may be found in several review papers both by the
present author and co-workers [Macchi et al., 2013a,b; Borghesi and Macchi, 2016] and by others [Daido
et al., 2012; Fernández et al., 2014; Schreiber et al., 2016].
KeyWords: laser-driven ion acceleration