Effect of laser light polarization on generation of relativistic ion beams driven by an ultraintense laser

Jarosław Domański , J. Badziak , S. Jaboski


The effect of laser light polarization on properties of proton and carbon ion beams generated from a CH target irradiated by a 130 fs laser pulse of ultra-relativistic intensity (∼1022-1023 W/cm 2) is investigated using particle-in-cell simulations. It is shown that only circular light polarization ensures the production of quasi-monoenergetic relativistic beams of both protons and carbon ions from such a target while using the linear one results in the generation of quasi-monoenergetic protons accompanied with carbon ions of complex and broad energy spectrum. The influence of the target thickness and laser intensity on the ion energy spectrum and the laser-ions energy conversion efficiency is examined. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.
Author Jarosław Domański (FP / NPD) - [Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (IFPiLM)]
Jarosław Domański,,
- Nuclear Physics Division
- Instytut Fizyki Plazmy i Laserowej Mikrosyntezy
, J. Badziak
J. Badziak,,
, S. Jaboski
S. Jaboski,,
Journal seriesJournal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishCarbon ion beams; Ion energy spectrum; Laser intensities; Particle-in-cell simulations; Quasi-monoenergetic; Relativistic beams; Target thickness; Ultra-intense lasers, Carbon; Energy conversion; Ion beams; Ions; Protons; Spectroscopy, Light polarization
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Score (nominal)35
ScoreMinisterial score = 35.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 35.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 2.185 (2) - 2013=2.259 (5)
Citation count*2 (2014-08-27)
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