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Title Radiation pressure acceleration of thin foils with circularly polarized laser pulses
Abstract A new regime is described for radiation pressure acceleration of a thin foil by an intense laser beam of above 10(20) W cm(-2). Highly monoenergetic proton beams extending to giga-electron-volt energies can be produced with very high efficiency using circularly polarized light. The proton beams have a very small divergence angle (< 4 degrees). This new method allows the construction of ultra-compact proton and ion accelerators with ultra-short particle bursts.
Organisation CLF , CLF-HPL , STFC
Keywords Physics
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Language English (EN)
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Journal Article New J Phys 10 (2008): 013021. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/10/1/013021 njp-rpa.pdf 2008