Laser-driven multicharged heavy ion beam acceleration

M. Nishiuchi, H. Sakaki, T. Z. Esirkepov, K. Nishio, T. A. Pikuz, A. Y. Faenov, A. S. Pirozhkov, A. Sagisaka, K. Ogura, M. Kanasaki, H. Kiriyama, Y. Fukuda, M. Kando, T. Yamauchi, Y. Watanabe, S. V. Bulanov, K. Kondo, K. Imai, S. Nagamiya

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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. The laser pulse of <10 J laser energy, 36 fs pulse width, and the contrast level of ∼1010 from 200 TW class Ti:sapphire J-KAREN laser system at JAEA is used in the experiment. Almost fully stripped Fe ions accelerated up to 0.9 GeV are demonstrated. This is achieved by the high intensity laser field of ∼1021Wcm-2 interacting with the solid density target. The demonstrated iron ions with high charge to mass ratio (Q/M) is difficult to be achieved by the conventional heavy ion source technique in the accelerators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Using Extreme Light
Subtitle of host publicationEntering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers II
EditorsGeorg Korn, Luis O. Silva
ISBN (Electronic)9781628416367
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventResearch Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers II - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Apr 13 2015Apr 15 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherResearch Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers II
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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