Regular Article - Plasma Physics
Laser-driven particle acceleration at near critical density plasmas
Department of Physics, Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Karaman, Turkey
Accepted: 18 June 2021
Published online: 1 July 2021
Recent developments of high-power laser systems have enabled the production of high energy proton and electron beams. Here, we studied the laser-driven particle acceleration at near-critical density plasma by employing a 100 TW ultra-fast intense laser pulse through two-dimensional (2D) particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations. The strong magnetic field production and the energy of accelerated particles is numerically demonstrated and shows that there is a dependence on laser focusing position and electron number density. 2D PIC simulation results show that by using 100 TW table-top laser systems, it is possible to produce 120 MeV protons and 250 MeV electrons with a small angular distribution.
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