Acceleration of highly charged GeV Fe ions from a low-Z substrate by intense femtosecond laser

M. Nishiuchi, H. Sakaki, T. Zh Esirkepov, K. Nishio, T. A. Pikuz, A. Ya Faenov, I. Yu Skobelev, R. Orlandi, H. Sako, A. S. Pirozhkov, K. Matsukawa, A. Sagisaka, K. Ogura, M. Kanasaki, H. Kiriyama, Y. Fukuda, H. Koura, M. Kando, T. Yamauchi, Y. WatanabeS. V. Bulanov, K. Kondo, K. Imai, S. Nagamiya

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Abstract

Almost fully stripped Fe ions accelerated up to 0.9 GeV are demonstrated with a 200 TW femtosecond high-intensity laser irradiating a micron-thick Al foil with Fe impurity on the surface. An energetic low-emittance high-density beam of heavy ions with a large charge-to-mass ratio can be obtained, which is useful for many applications, such as a compact radio isotope source in combination with conventional technology.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033107
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2015

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Nishiuchi, M., Sakaki, H., Esirkepov, T. Z., Nishio, K., Pikuz, T. A., Faenov, A. Y., ... Nagamiya, S. (2015). Acceleration of highly charged GeV Fe ions from a low-Z substrate by intense femtosecond laser. Physics of Plasmas, 22(3), [033107]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4913434