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The generation of images of surface structures by laser-accelerated protons

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 March 2006

H. RUHL
Affiliation:
Department of Physics, University of Nevada, Reno Max-Born-Institut, Berlin, Germany General Atomics, San Diego, California
T. COWAN
Affiliation:
Department of Physics, University of Nevada, Reno General Atomics, San Diego, California
F. PEGORARO
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Pisa, Italy

Abstract

Ion acceleration by lasers is one of the most important innovations in laser-plasma research in recent years. A mechanism that has gained great attention due to the remarkable properties of the accelerated beam is laser acceleration of protons from the rear surface of solid targets. A striking prediction is that these protons are capable of generating images of micro-structures present on this surface. These images might be useful to measure properties of the accelerated beam. In this article, we address the physics of the generation of images of surface structures imprinted into the target back surface with laser-accelerated protons.

Type
Research Article
Copyright
© 2006 Cambridge University Press

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