EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 59, 2013IFSA 2011 – Seventh International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||XVII. Ultra-High Intensity Laser-Matter Interaction|
|Published online||15 November 2013|
Efficient ion generation in laser-foil interaction
1 Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya 321-8585, Japan
2 National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
3 Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
4 Inst. of Physics, CAS, Beijing 100190, China
5 Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
6 Czech Technical University, CZ-182 121 Praha 8, Czech Republic
7 Inst. of Laser Physics, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
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Published online: 15 November 2013
A remarkable improvement is presented on the energy conversion efficiency from laser to protons in a laser-foil interaction by particle simulations. The total laser-proton energy conversion efficiency from laser to protons becomes 16.7%, though a conventional plane foil target serves a rather low efficiency. In our 2.5-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations the Al multihole structure is also employed, and the laser absorption ratio reaches 71.2%. The main physical reason for the enhancement of the conversion efficiency is a reduction of the laser reflection at the target surface area;
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