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.
|Autori:||Ruhl H; Cowan T; Pegoraro F|
|Titolo:||The generation of images of surface structures by laser-accelerated protons|
|Anno del prodotto:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1017/S0263034606040067|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|