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TW-ps laser driven blocks for light ion beam fusion in solid density DT
Author(s): Heinrich Hora; Frederick Osman; Y. Cang; Jan Badziak; S. Jablonski; S. Glowacz; George H. Miley; Peter X. Hammerling; Jerzy Wolowski; Karel Jungwirth; Karel Rohlena; Xiao-ping He; Hansheng Peng; JingJuan Zhang
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Paper Abstract

It is being clarified why the observations of plane wave geometry interaction within the skin depth of a laser irradiated target are very unique exceptions from the broad stream of the usual experiments of laser plasma interaction. This permits a much more simplified description by plane wave interaction theory for laser pulses of about ps or shorter duration and powers above TW and simplifies computations in contrast to the usual cases with relativistic self-focusing. After establishing theoretically and experimentally the generation of highly directed plasma blocks with ion current densities above 1010 A/cm2 moving against the laser light or into the target, applications for laser fusion, and a completely new improvement of ion sources for the next generation of accelerators are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 January 2005
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5627, High-Power Lasers and Applications III, (26 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.570492
Show Author Affiliations
Heinrich Hora, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Univ. of Western Sydney (Australia)
Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Australia)
Frederick Osman, Univ. of Western Sydney (Australia)
Y. Cang, Univ. of Western Sydney (Australia)
China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Jan Badziak, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
S. Jablonski, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
S. Glowacz, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
George H. Miley, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Peter X. Hammerling, Quantum Resonance, Inc. (United States)
Jerzy Wolowski, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
Karel Jungwirth, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Czech Republic)
Karel Rohlena, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Czech Republic)
Xiao-ping He, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Hansheng Peng, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
JingJuan Zhang, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5627:
High-Power Lasers and Applications III
Dianyuan Fan; Ken-ichi Ueda; Jongmin Lee, Editor(s)

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