Unlimited Energy Gain in the Laser-Driven Radiation Pressure Dominant Acceleration of Ions

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Bulanov, S. V.; Echkina, E. Yu.; Esirkepov, T. Zh.; Inovenkov, I. N.; Kando, M.; Pegoraro, F.; Korn, G.;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1063/1.3428741
  • Subject: Physics - Space Physics | Physics - Plasma Physics
    arxiv: Physics::Plasma Physics

The energy of the ions accelerated by an intense electromagnetic wave in the radiation pressure dominated regime can be greatly enhanced due to a transverse expansion of a thin target. The expansion decreases the number of accelerated ions in the irradiated region incre... View more
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