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Chin. Phys. B, 2016, Vol. 25(5): 054102    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/25/5/054102

Dynamic study of compressed electron layer driven by linearly polarized laser

Feng-chao Wang(王凤超)
School of Science, Shanghai Institute of Technology, Shanghai 201418, China
Abstract  The dynamics of the compressed electron layer (CEL) are investigated when a linearly polarized (LP) laser pulse irradiates a plasma target. The turbulent motion of the CEL is investigated by a simple model, which is verified by particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations. It is found that the compressed layer disperses in a few cycles of the laser duration, because the CEL comes back with a large velocity in the opposite direction of the laser incident. A larger wavelength laser can be used to tailor the proton beam by reducing the turbulence of the CEL in the region of the LP laser acceleration.
Keywords:  linearly polarized laser pulse      proton acceleration      compressed electron layer      particle-in-cell simulation  
Received:  25 November 2015      Revised:  28 December 2015      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  41.75.Jv (Laser-driven acceleration?)  
  52.38.Kd (Laser-plasma acceleration of electrons and ions)  
  52.65.Rr (Particle-in-cell method)  
Fund: Project supported by the Shanghai Provincial Special Foundation for Outstanding Young Teachers in University, China (Grant No. yyy10043).
Corresponding Authors:  Feng-chao Wang     E-mail:

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Feng-chao Wang(王凤超) Dynamic study of compressed electron layer driven by linearly polarized laser 2016 Chin. Phys. B 25 054102

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