Ion Acceleration by Short Chirped Laser Pulses
AbstractDirect laser acceleration of ions by short frequency chirped laser pulses is investigated theoretically. We demonstrate that intense beams of ions with a kinetic energy broadening of about 1% can be generated. The chirping of the laser pulse allows the particles to gain kinetic energies of hundreds of MeVs, which is required for hadron cancer therapy, from pulses of energies in the order of 100 J. It is shown that few-cycle chirped pulses can accelerate ions more efficiently than long ones, i.e., higher ion kinetic energies are reached with the same amount of total electromagnetic pulse energy. View Full-Text
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Li, J.-X.; Galow, B.; Keitel, C.H.; Harman, Z. Ion Acceleration by Short Chirped Laser Pulses. Appl. Sci. 2015, 5, 36-47.
Li J-X, Galow B, Keitel CH, Harman Z. Ion Acceleration by Short Chirped Laser Pulses. Applied Sciences. 2015; 5(1):36-47.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Jian-Xing; Galow, Benjamin; Keitel, Christoph H.; Harman, Zoltán. 2015. "Ion Acceleration by Short Chirped Laser Pulses." Appl. Sci. 5, no. 1: 36-47.