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Forward ion acceleration and nuclear reactions on a tabletop driven by a high-intensity laser
Author(s): Anatoly M. Maksimchuk; Koshichi Nemoto; V. Yu. Bychenkov; K. Flippo; S. Banerjee; Donald P. Umstadter; Gerard A. Mourou

Paper Abstract

The protons with the energy up to 10 MeV accelerated in the forward direction from the thin Mylar film by relativistically intense 10 TW, 400 fs laser pulse have been observed. When a deuterated polystyrene was deposited on the front surface of the film and a boron sample was placed behind the target the production of 105 atoms of positron active isotope 11C from the reaction 10B(d,n)11C have been measured. The activation results suggest that ions (protons and deuterons) were accelerated from the front surface of the target.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4352, Laser Optics 2000: Ultrafast Optics and Superstrong Laser Fields, (12 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.418790
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Anatoly M. Maksimchuk, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Koshichi Nemoto, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (Japan)
V. Yu. Bychenkov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
K. Flippo, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
S. Banerjee, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Donald P. Umstadter, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Gerard A. Mourou, Univ. of Michigan (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4352:
Laser Optics 2000: Ultrafast Optics and Superstrong Laser Fields
Alexander A. Andreev; Vladimir E. Yashin, Editor(s)

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