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Proton acceleration in plasma waves produced by backward Raman scattering
Author(s): Atsushi Ogata; Thomas C. Katsouleas; ShinIchi Masuda
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposes a new method of proton acceleration. A slow plasma wave produced by backward Raman scattering captures slow protons injected. A density gradient of a plasma enables the wave phase velocity to increase as the proton test beams are accelerated. Preliminary results of PIC simulations of the backward scattering are presented in constant and tapered-density plasma. A proof-of-principle experiment is proposed using a T3 laser and test beams from a Van de Graaf accelerator, in which a 500 mJ laser will give acceleration gain of approximately 50MeV in a distance of 500 micrometers .

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Date Published: 11 January 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3886, High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering, (11 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375097
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Atsushi Ogata, Hiroshima Univ. (Japan)
Thomas C. Katsouleas, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
ShinIchi Masuda, Hiroshima Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3886:
High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering
Kunioki Mima; Gerald L. Kulcinski; William J. Hogan, Editor(s)

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