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Ion Acceleration by Short Chirped Laser Pulses

Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Saupfercheckweg 1, 69029 Heidelberg, Germany
Ziegelhäuser Landstraße 19, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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Academic Editor: Ken Ledingham
Appl. Sci. 2015, 5(1), 36-47;
Received: 18 December 2014 / Revised: 6 February 2015 / Accepted: 12 February 2015 / Published: 17 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Casting Light on Cancer Therapy)
Direct 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
Keywords: laser acceleration; chirped pulses; ion acceleration laser acceleration; chirped pulses; ion acceleration
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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.

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Li J-X, Galow B, Keitel CH, Harman Z. Ion Acceleration by Short Chirped Laser Pulses. Applied Sciences. 2015; 5(1):36-47.

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Li, Jian-Xing, Benjamin Galow, Christoph H. Keitel, and Zoltán Harman. 2015. "Ion Acceleration by Short Chirped Laser Pulses" Applied Sciences 5, no. 1: 36-47.

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