Effects of laser prepulse on proton generation

D. Batani, R. Jafer, R. Redaelli, R. Dezulian, O. Lundh, F. Lindau, A. Persson, K. Osvay, C. G. Wahlstrom, D. C. Carroll, P. McKenna

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Abstract

Prepulse is a major issue for laser generation of protons, often limiting the performances of laser sources. Here, we show the use of prepulse (13W/cm2, ns duration) to actively manipulate the proton beam direction. Under oblique high-intensity irradiation (≈10 19W/cm2, ps duration) of the thin foil target, and for low prepulse intensities, the proton beam is directed away from the unperturbed target normal. Observations are discussed in terms of target normal sheath acceleration, in combination with a laser-controllable shock locally deforming the target surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)794-802
Number of pages9
JournalRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids
Volume165
Issue number6-10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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Keywords

  • Fast electrons
  • High-intensity lasers
  • Proton beams
  • Shock waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiation
  • Materials Science(all)

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Batani, D., Jafer, R., Redaelli, R., Dezulian, R., Lundh, O., Lindau, F., ... McKenna, P. (2010). Effects of laser prepulse on proton generation. Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 165(6-10), 794-802. https://doi.org/10.1080/10420151003732064

Effects of laser prepulse on proton generation. / Batani, D.; Jafer, R.; Redaelli, R.; Dezulian, R.; Lundh, O.; Lindau, F.; Persson, A.; Osvay, K.; Wahlstrom, C. G.; Carroll, D. C.; McKenna, P.

In: Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, Vol. 165, No. 6-10, 06.2010, p. 794-802.

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Batani, D, Jafer, R, Redaelli, R, Dezulian, R, Lundh, O, Lindau, F, Persson, A, Osvay, K, Wahlstrom, CG, Carroll, DC & McKenna, P 2010, 'Effects of laser prepulse on proton generation', Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, vol. 165, no. 6-10, pp. 794-802. https://doi.org/10.1080/10420151003732064
Batani D, Jafer R, Redaelli R, Dezulian R, Lundh O, Lindau F et al. Effects of laser prepulse on proton generation. Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids. 2010 Jun;165(6-10):794-802. https://doi.org/10.1080/10420151003732064
Batani, D. ; Jafer, R. ; Redaelli, R. ; Dezulian, R. ; Lundh, O. ; Lindau, F. ; Persson, A. ; Osvay, K. ; Wahlstrom, C. G. ; Carroll, D. C. ; McKenna, P. / Effects of laser prepulse on proton generation. In: Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids. 2010 ; Vol. 165, No. 6-10. pp. 794-802.
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