Multi-charged heavy ion acceleration from the ultra-intense short pulse laser system interacting with the metal target

M. Nishiuchi, H. Sakaki, S. Maeda, A. Sagisaka, A. S. Pirozhkov, T. Pikuz, A. Faenov, K. Ogura, M. Kanasaki, K. Matsukawa, T. Kusumoto, A. Tao, T. Fukami, T. Esirkepov, J. Koga, H. Kiriyama, H. Okada, T. Shimomura, M. Tanoue, Y. NakaiY. Fukuda, S. Sakai, J. Tamura, K. Nishio, H. Sako, M. Kando, T. Yamauchi, Y. Watanabe, S. V. Bulanov, K. Kondo

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Abstract

Experimental demonstration of multi-charged heavy ion acceleration from the interaction between the ultra-intense short pulse laser system and the metal target is presented. Al ions are accelerated up to 12 MeV/u (324 MeV total energy). To our knowledge, this is far the highest energy ever reported for the case of acceleration of the heavy ions produced by the <10 J laser energy of 200 TW class Ti:sapphire laser system. Adding to that, thanks to the extraordinary high intensity laser field of ∼1021 Wcm-2, the accelerated ions are almost fully stripped, having high charge to mass ratio (Q/M).

Original languageEnglish
Article number02B904
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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