Effect of laser light polarization on generation of relativistic ion beams driven by an ultraintense laser
Jarosław Domański , J. Badziak , S. Jaboski
AbstractThe 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.
|Journal series||Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Carbon 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|
|Score|| = 35.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal|
= 35.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2013 = 2.185 (2) - 2013=2.259 (5)|
|Citation count*||2 (2014-08-27)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.