Author: Lin, C.
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TUPEA018 Recent Progress of Laser Plasma Proton Accelerator at Peking University 1199
  • X.Q. Yan, J.E. Chen, H.Z. Fu, Y.X. Geng, Z.Y. Guo, C. Lin, Y.R. Lu, Y. Shang, Z.X. Yuan, S. Zhao, K. Zhu
    PKU, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  Funding: National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos.10935002, 10835003, 11025523)
Recent a project called Laser plasma Proton Accelerator (LAPA) is approved by MOST in China. A prototype of laser driven proton accelerator (1~15MeV) based on the PSA mechanism and plasma lens is going to be built at Peking University in the next five years. It can be used for the applications such as cancer therapy, plasma imaging and fast ignition for inertial confine fusion. The recent progress of LAPA is reported here.
TUPEA019 Proton Acceleration driven by High Energy Density Electrons 1202
  • S. Zhao, C. Chao, J.E. Chen, H.Z. Fu, Y.X. Geng, C. Lin, B. Liu, H. Wang, X.Q. Yan
    PKU, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  Resonance Electrons Driving Ion Acceleration S. Zhao, C. Lin, X. Q. Yan Institute of Heavy Ion Physics, Peking University Proton acceleration driven by resonance electrons is proposed. Energetic electron beam generated through direct laser acceleration in the near critical dense plasma is dense and directional. When interacting with a thin foil target, resonance electrons can transmit the target and drive periodical electrostatic field at the back surface, therefore protons are more efficiently accelerated in a much longer distance in propagation direction of resonance electrons, compared to the classical target normal sheath acceleration. For a Gaussian laser pulse with pulse duration of 80fs, peak intensity I=1.38*108W/cm2 , the cutoff energy of the output collimated proton beam is 14MeV, enhanced by a factor of 3 or 4. The scaling law predicts hundreds MeV Proton beam can be generated in laser intensity of 1020W/cm2.