Abstract

Simultaneous generation of monoenergetic tunable protons and carbon ions from intense laser multi-component nanofoil interaction is demonstrated by using particle-in-cell simulations. It is shown that, the protons with the largest charge-to-mass ratio are instantly separated from other ion species and are efficiently accelerated in the ”phase stable” way. The carbon ions always ride on the heavier oxygen ion front with an electron-filling gap between the protons and carbon ions. At the cost of widely spread oxygen ions, monoenergetic collimated protons and carbon ions are obtained simultaneously. By modulating the heavier ion densities in the foil, it is capable to control the final beam quality, which is well interpreted by a simple analytical model.

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2013

A. Macchi, M. Borghesi, and M. Passoni, “Ion acceleration by superintense laser-plasma interaction,” Rev. Mod. Phys.85, 751–793 (2013).
[CrossRef]

T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, Z. M. Sheng, F. Liu, and G. Shvets, “Bright Betatronlike X Rays from Radiation Pressure Acceleration of a Mass-Limited Foil Target,” Phys. Rev. Lett.110, 045001 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Y. Q. Cui, W. M. Wang, Z. M. Sheng, Y. T. Li, and J. Zhang, “Quasimonoenergetic proton bunches generation from doped foil targets irradiated by intense lasers,” Phys. Plasmas20, 024502 (2013).
[CrossRef]

S. Steinke, P. Hilz, M. Schnürer, G. Priebe, J. Bränzel, F. Abicht, D. Kiefer, C. Kreuzer, T. Ostermayr, J. Schreiber, A. A. Andreev, T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, and W. Sandner, “Stable laser-ion acceleration in the light sail regime,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams16, 011303 (2013).
[CrossRef]

B. Aurand, S. Kuschel, O. Jäckel, C. Rödel, H. Y. Zhao, S. Herzer, A. E. Paz, J. Bierbach, J. Polz, B. Elkin, G. G. Paulus, A. Karmakar, P. Gibbon, T. Kuehl, and M. C. Kaluza, “Radiation pressure-assisted acceleration of ions using multi-component foils in high-intensity laserCmatter interactions,” New J. Phys.15, 033031 (2013).
[CrossRef]

K. Ostrikov, “Colloquium: Reactive plasmas as a versatile nanofabrication tool,” Rev. Mod. Phys.77, 751–793 (2013).

2012

S. Kar, K. F. Kakolee, B. Qiao, A. Macchi, M. Cerchez, D. Doria, M. Geissler, P. McKenna, D. Neely, J. Osterholz, R. Prasad, K. Quinn, B. Ramakrishna, G. Sarri, O. Willi, X.Y Yuan, M. Zepf, and M. Borghesi, “Ion acceleration in multispecies targets driven by intense laser radiation pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 185006 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2011

T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, G. Shvets, M. Chen, T. H. Ratliff, S. A. Yi, and V. Khudik, “Simulations of stable compact proton beam acceleration from a two-ion-species ultrathin foil,” Phys. Plasmas18, 043110 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Chen, N. Kumar, A. Pukhov, and T. P. Yu, “Stabilized radiation pressure dominated ion acceleration from surface modulated thin-foil targets,” Phys. Plasmas18, 073106 (2011).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Gaillard, T. Kluge, K. A. Flippo, M. Bussmann, B. Gall, T. Lockard, M. Geissel, D. T. Offermann, M. Schollmeier, Y. Sentoku, and T. E. Cowan, “Increased laser-accelerated proton energies via direct laser-light-pressure acceleration of electrons in microcone targets,” Phys. Plasmas18, 056710 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010

B. J. Galow, Z. Harman, and C. H. Keitel, “Intense high-quality medical proton beams via laser fields,” Opt. Express18, 25950–25957 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Chen, T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, and Z. M. Sheng, “Target shape effects on monoenergetic GeV proton acceleration,” New J. Phys.12, 045004 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, G. Shvets, and M. Chen, “Stable Laser-Driven Proton Beam Acceleration from a Two-Ion-Species Ultrathin Foil,” Phys. Rev. Lett.105, 065002 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009

T. P. Yu, M. Chen, and A. Pukhov, “High quality GeV proton beams from a density-modulated foil target,” Laser Part. Beams27, 611–617 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-Pressure Acceleration of Ion Beams Driven by Circularly Polarized Laser Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103, 245003 (2009).
[CrossRef]

V. K. Tripathi, C. S. Liu, X. Shao, B. Eliasson, and R. Z. Sagdeev, “Laser acceleration of monoenergetic protons in a self-organized double layer from thin foil,” Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion51, 024014 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Chen, A. Pukhov, and T. P. Yu, “Enhanced Collimated GeV Monoenergetic Ion Acceleration from a Shaped Foil Target Irradiated by a Circularly Polarized Laser Pulse,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103, 024801 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Naumova, T. Schlegel, V. T. Tikhonchuk, C. Labaune, I. V. Sokolov, and G. Mourou, “Hole Boring in a DT Pellet and Fast-Ion Ignition with Ultraintense Laser Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett.102, 025002 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008

A. P. L. Robinson, M. Zepf, S. Kar, and R. G. Evans, “Radiation pressure acceleration of thin foils with circularly polarized laser pulses,” New J. Phys.10, 013021 (2008).
[CrossRef]

X. Q. Yan, C. Lin, Z. M. Sheng, Z. Y. Guo, B. C. Liu, Y. R. Lu, J. X. Fang, and J. E. Chen, “Generating High-Current Monoenergetic Proton Beams by a Circularly Polarized Laser Pulse in the Phase-Stable Acceleration Regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100, 135003 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007

F. Pegoraro and S. V. Bulanov, “Photon Bubbles and Ion Acceleration in a Plasma Dominated by the Radiation Pressure of an Electromagnetic Pulse,” Phys. Rev. Lett.99, 065002 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006

H. Schwoerer, S. Pfotenhauer, O. Jäckel, K.-U. Amthor, B. Liesfeld, W. Ziegler, R. Sauerbrey, K. W. D. Ledingham, and T. Esirkepov, “Laser-plasma acceleration of quasi-monoenergetic protons from microstructured targets,” Nature (London)439, 445–448 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004

T. Esirkepov, M. Borghesi, S. V. Bulanov, G. Mourou, and T. Tajima, “Highly Efficient Relativistic-Ion Generation in the Laser-Piston Regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92, 175003 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003

Q. L. Dong, Z.-M. Sheng, M. Y. Yu, and J. Zhang, “Optimization of ion acceleration in the interaction of intense femtosecond laser pulses with ultrathin foils,” Phys. Rev. E68, 026408 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001

S. C. Wilks, A. B. Langdon, T. E. Cowan, M. Roth, S. Hatchett, M. H. Key, D. Pennington, A. Mackinnon, and R. A. Snavely, “Energetic proton generation in ultra-intense laserCsolid interactions,” Phys. Plasmas8, 542–549 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999

A. Pukhov, “Three-dimensional electromagnetic relativistic particle-in-cell code VLPL (Virtual Laser Plasma Lab),” J. Plasma Phys.61, 425–433 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Abicht, F.

S. Steinke, P. Hilz, M. Schnürer, G. Priebe, J. Bränzel, F. Abicht, D. Kiefer, C. Kreuzer, T. Ostermayr, J. Schreiber, A. A. Andreev, T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, and W. Sandner, “Stable laser-ion acceleration in the light sail regime,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams16, 011303 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Amthor, K.-U.

H. Schwoerer, S. Pfotenhauer, O. Jäckel, K.-U. Amthor, B. Liesfeld, W. Ziegler, R. Sauerbrey, K. W. D. Ledingham, and T. Esirkepov, “Laser-plasma acceleration of quasi-monoenergetic protons from microstructured targets,” Nature (London)439, 445–448 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Andreev, A. A.

S. Steinke, P. Hilz, M. Schnürer, G. Priebe, J. Bränzel, F. Abicht, D. Kiefer, C. Kreuzer, T. Ostermayr, J. Schreiber, A. A. Andreev, T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, and W. Sandner, “Stable laser-ion acceleration in the light sail regime,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams16, 011303 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Aurand, B.

B. Aurand, S. Kuschel, O. Jäckel, C. Rödel, H. Y. Zhao, S. Herzer, A. E. Paz, J. Bierbach, J. Polz, B. Elkin, G. G. Paulus, A. Karmakar, P. Gibbon, T. Kuehl, and M. C. Kaluza, “Radiation pressure-assisted acceleration of ions using multi-component foils in high-intensity laserCmatter interactions,” New J. Phys.15, 033031 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Bierbach, J.

B. Aurand, S. Kuschel, O. Jäckel, C. Rödel, H. Y. Zhao, S. Herzer, A. E. Paz, J. Bierbach, J. Polz, B. Elkin, G. G. Paulus, A. Karmakar, P. Gibbon, T. Kuehl, and M. C. Kaluza, “Radiation pressure-assisted acceleration of ions using multi-component foils in high-intensity laserCmatter interactions,” New J. Phys.15, 033031 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Borghesi, M.

A. Macchi, M. Borghesi, and M. Passoni, “Ion acceleration by superintense laser-plasma interaction,” Rev. Mod. Phys.85, 751–793 (2013).
[CrossRef]

S. Kar, K. F. Kakolee, B. Qiao, A. Macchi, M. Cerchez, D. Doria, M. Geissler, P. McKenna, D. Neely, J. Osterholz, R. Prasad, K. Quinn, B. Ramakrishna, G. Sarri, O. Willi, X.Y Yuan, M. Zepf, and M. Borghesi, “Ion acceleration in multispecies targets driven by intense laser radiation pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 185006 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Esirkepov, M. Borghesi, S. V. Bulanov, G. Mourou, and T. Tajima, “Highly Efficient Relativistic-Ion Generation in the Laser-Piston Regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92, 175003 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bränzel, J.

S. Steinke, P. Hilz, M. Schnürer, G. Priebe, J. Bränzel, F. Abicht, D. Kiefer, C. Kreuzer, T. Ostermayr, J. Schreiber, A. A. Andreev, T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, and W. Sandner, “Stable laser-ion acceleration in the light sail regime,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams16, 011303 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Bulanov, S. V.

F. Pegoraro and S. V. Bulanov, “Photon Bubbles and Ion Acceleration in a Plasma Dominated by the Radiation Pressure of an Electromagnetic Pulse,” Phys. Rev. Lett.99, 065002 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Esirkepov, M. Borghesi, S. V. Bulanov, G. Mourou, and T. Tajima, “Highly Efficient Relativistic-Ion Generation in the Laser-Piston Regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92, 175003 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bussmann, M.

S. A. Gaillard, T. Kluge, K. A. Flippo, M. Bussmann, B. Gall, T. Lockard, M. Geissel, D. T. Offermann, M. Schollmeier, Y. Sentoku, and T. E. Cowan, “Increased laser-accelerated proton energies via direct laser-light-pressure acceleration of electrons in microcone targets,” Phys. Plasmas18, 056710 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Cerchez, M.

S. Kar, K. F. Kakolee, B. Qiao, A. Macchi, M. Cerchez, D. Doria, M. Geissler, P. McKenna, D. Neely, J. Osterholz, R. Prasad, K. Quinn, B. Ramakrishna, G. Sarri, O. Willi, X.Y Yuan, M. Zepf, and M. Borghesi, “Ion acceleration in multispecies targets driven by intense laser radiation pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 185006 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, J. E.

X. Q. Yan, C. Lin, Z. M. Sheng, Z. Y. Guo, B. C. Liu, Y. R. Lu, J. X. Fang, and J. E. Chen, “Generating High-Current Monoenergetic Proton Beams by a Circularly Polarized Laser Pulse in the Phase-Stable Acceleration Regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100, 135003 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, M.

M. Chen, N. Kumar, A. Pukhov, and T. P. Yu, “Stabilized radiation pressure dominated ion acceleration from surface modulated thin-foil targets,” Phys. Plasmas18, 073106 (2011).
[CrossRef]

T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, G. Shvets, M. Chen, T. H. Ratliff, S. A. Yi, and V. Khudik, “Simulations of stable compact proton beam acceleration from a two-ion-species ultrathin foil,” Phys. Plasmas18, 043110 (2011).
[CrossRef]

T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, G. Shvets, and M. Chen, “Stable Laser-Driven Proton Beam Acceleration from a Two-Ion-Species Ultrathin Foil,” Phys. Rev. Lett.105, 065002 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Chen, T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, and Z. M. Sheng, “Target shape effects on monoenergetic GeV proton acceleration,” New J. Phys.12, 045004 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Chen, A. Pukhov, and T. P. Yu, “Enhanced Collimated GeV Monoenergetic Ion Acceleration from a Shaped Foil Target Irradiated by a Circularly Polarized Laser Pulse,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103, 024801 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. P. Yu, M. Chen, and A. Pukhov, “High quality GeV proton beams from a density-modulated foil target,” Laser Part. Beams27, 611–617 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Cowan, T. E.

S. A. Gaillard, T. Kluge, K. A. Flippo, M. Bussmann, B. Gall, T. Lockard, M. Geissel, D. T. Offermann, M. Schollmeier, Y. Sentoku, and T. E. Cowan, “Increased laser-accelerated proton energies via direct laser-light-pressure acceleration of electrons in microcone targets,” Phys. Plasmas18, 056710 (2011).
[CrossRef]

S. C. Wilks, A. B. Langdon, T. E. Cowan, M. Roth, S. Hatchett, M. H. Key, D. Pennington, A. Mackinnon, and R. A. Snavely, “Energetic proton generation in ultra-intense laserCsolid interactions,” Phys. Plasmas8, 542–549 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Cui, Y. Q.

Y. Q. Cui, W. M. Wang, Z. M. Sheng, Y. T. Li, and J. Zhang, “Quasimonoenergetic proton bunches generation from doped foil targets irradiated by intense lasers,” Phys. Plasmas20, 024502 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Dong, Q. L.

Q. L. Dong, Z.-M. Sheng, M. Y. Yu, and J. Zhang, “Optimization of ion acceleration in the interaction of intense femtosecond laser pulses with ultrathin foils,” Phys. Rev. E68, 026408 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Doria, D.

S. Kar, K. F. Kakolee, B. Qiao, A. Macchi, M. Cerchez, D. Doria, M. Geissler, P. McKenna, D. Neely, J. Osterholz, R. Prasad, K. Quinn, B. Ramakrishna, G. Sarri, O. Willi, X.Y Yuan, M. Zepf, and M. Borghesi, “Ion acceleration in multispecies targets driven by intense laser radiation pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 185006 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Eliasson, B.

V. K. Tripathi, C. S. Liu, X. Shao, B. Eliasson, and R. Z. Sagdeev, “Laser acceleration of monoenergetic protons in a self-organized double layer from thin foil,” Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion51, 024014 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Elkin, B.

B. Aurand, S. Kuschel, O. Jäckel, C. Rödel, H. Y. Zhao, S. Herzer, A. E. Paz, J. Bierbach, J. Polz, B. Elkin, G. G. Paulus, A. Karmakar, P. Gibbon, T. Kuehl, and M. C. Kaluza, “Radiation pressure-assisted acceleration of ions using multi-component foils in high-intensity laserCmatter interactions,” New J. Phys.15, 033031 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Esirkepov, T.

H. Schwoerer, S. Pfotenhauer, O. Jäckel, K.-U. Amthor, B. Liesfeld, W. Ziegler, R. Sauerbrey, K. W. D. Ledingham, and T. Esirkepov, “Laser-plasma acceleration of quasi-monoenergetic protons from microstructured targets,” Nature (London)439, 445–448 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. Esirkepov, M. Borghesi, S. V. Bulanov, G. Mourou, and T. Tajima, “Highly Efficient Relativistic-Ion Generation in the Laser-Piston Regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92, 175003 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Evans, R. G.

A. P. L. Robinson, M. Zepf, S. Kar, and R. G. Evans, “Radiation pressure acceleration of thin foils with circularly polarized laser pulses,” New J. Phys.10, 013021 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Fang, J. X.

X. Q. Yan, C. Lin, Z. M. Sheng, Z. Y. Guo, B. C. Liu, Y. R. Lu, J. X. Fang, and J. E. Chen, “Generating High-Current Monoenergetic Proton Beams by a Circularly Polarized Laser Pulse in the Phase-Stable Acceleration Regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100, 135003 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Flippo, K. A.

S. A. Gaillard, T. Kluge, K. A. Flippo, M. Bussmann, B. Gall, T. Lockard, M. Geissel, D. T. Offermann, M. Schollmeier, Y. Sentoku, and T. E. Cowan, “Increased laser-accelerated proton energies via direct laser-light-pressure acceleration of electrons in microcone targets,” Phys. Plasmas18, 056710 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Gaillard, S. A.

S. A. Gaillard, T. Kluge, K. A. Flippo, M. Bussmann, B. Gall, T. Lockard, M. Geissel, D. T. Offermann, M. Schollmeier, Y. Sentoku, and T. E. Cowan, “Increased laser-accelerated proton energies via direct laser-light-pressure acceleration of electrons in microcone targets,” Phys. Plasmas18, 056710 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Gall, B.

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T. P. Yu, M. Chen, and A. Pukhov, “High quality GeV proton beams from a density-modulated foil target,” Laser Part. Beams27, 611–617 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Chen, A. Pukhov, and T. P. Yu, “Enhanced Collimated GeV Monoenergetic Ion Acceleration from a Shaped Foil Target Irradiated by a Circularly Polarized Laser Pulse,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103, 024801 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Pukhov, “Three-dimensional electromagnetic relativistic particle-in-cell code VLPL (Virtual Laser Plasma Lab),” J. Plasma Phys.61, 425–433 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Qiao, B.

S. Kar, K. F. Kakolee, B. Qiao, A. Macchi, M. Cerchez, D. Doria, M. Geissler, P. McKenna, D. Neely, J. Osterholz, R. Prasad, K. Quinn, B. Ramakrishna, G. Sarri, O. Willi, X.Y Yuan, M. Zepf, and M. Borghesi, “Ion acceleration in multispecies targets driven by intense laser radiation pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 185006 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Quinn, K.

S. Kar, K. F. Kakolee, B. Qiao, A. Macchi, M. Cerchez, D. Doria, M. Geissler, P. McKenna, D. Neely, J. Osterholz, R. Prasad, K. Quinn, B. Ramakrishna, G. Sarri, O. Willi, X.Y Yuan, M. Zepf, and M. Borghesi, “Ion acceleration in multispecies targets driven by intense laser radiation pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 185006 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ramakrishna, B.

S. Kar, K. F. Kakolee, B. Qiao, A. Macchi, M. Cerchez, D. Doria, M. Geissler, P. McKenna, D. Neely, J. Osterholz, R. Prasad, K. Quinn, B. Ramakrishna, G. Sarri, O. Willi, X.Y Yuan, M. Zepf, and M. Borghesi, “Ion acceleration in multispecies targets driven by intense laser radiation pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 185006 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ratliff, T. H.

T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, G. Shvets, M. Chen, T. H. Ratliff, S. A. Yi, and V. Khudik, “Simulations of stable compact proton beam acceleration from a two-ion-species ultrathin foil,” Phys. Plasmas18, 043110 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Robinson, A. P. L.

A. P. L. Robinson, M. Zepf, S. Kar, and R. G. Evans, “Radiation pressure acceleration of thin foils with circularly polarized laser pulses,” New J. Phys.10, 013021 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Rödel, C.

B. Aurand, S. Kuschel, O. Jäckel, C. Rödel, H. Y. Zhao, S. Herzer, A. E. Paz, J. Bierbach, J. Polz, B. Elkin, G. G. Paulus, A. Karmakar, P. Gibbon, T. Kuehl, and M. C. Kaluza, “Radiation pressure-assisted acceleration of ions using multi-component foils in high-intensity laserCmatter interactions,” New J. Phys.15, 033031 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Roth, M.

S. C. Wilks, A. B. Langdon, T. E. Cowan, M. Roth, S. Hatchett, M. H. Key, D. Pennington, A. Mackinnon, and R. A. Snavely, “Energetic proton generation in ultra-intense laserCsolid interactions,” Phys. Plasmas8, 542–549 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Sagdeev, R. Z.

V. K. Tripathi, C. S. Liu, X. Shao, B. Eliasson, and R. Z. Sagdeev, “Laser acceleration of monoenergetic protons in a self-organized double layer from thin foil,” Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion51, 024014 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sandner, W.

S. Steinke, P. Hilz, M. Schnürer, G. Priebe, J. Bränzel, F. Abicht, D. Kiefer, C. Kreuzer, T. Ostermayr, J. Schreiber, A. A. Andreev, T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, and W. Sandner, “Stable laser-ion acceleration in the light sail regime,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams16, 011303 (2013).
[CrossRef]

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-Pressure Acceleration of Ion Beams Driven by Circularly Polarized Laser Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103, 245003 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sarri, G.

S. Kar, K. F. Kakolee, B. Qiao, A. Macchi, M. Cerchez, D. Doria, M. Geissler, P. McKenna, D. Neely, J. Osterholz, R. Prasad, K. Quinn, B. Ramakrishna, G. Sarri, O. Willi, X.Y Yuan, M. Zepf, and M. Borghesi, “Ion acceleration in multispecies targets driven by intense laser radiation pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 185006 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sauerbrey, R.

H. Schwoerer, S. Pfotenhauer, O. Jäckel, K.-U. Amthor, B. Liesfeld, W. Ziegler, R. Sauerbrey, K. W. D. Ledingham, and T. Esirkepov, “Laser-plasma acceleration of quasi-monoenergetic protons from microstructured targets,” Nature (London)439, 445–448 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Schlegel, T.

N. Naumova, T. Schlegel, V. T. Tikhonchuk, C. Labaune, I. V. Sokolov, and G. Mourou, “Hole Boring in a DT Pellet and Fast-Ion Ignition with Ultraintense Laser Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett.102, 025002 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schnürer, M.

S. Steinke, P. Hilz, M. Schnürer, G. Priebe, J. Bränzel, F. Abicht, D. Kiefer, C. Kreuzer, T. Ostermayr, J. Schreiber, A. A. Andreev, T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, and W. Sandner, “Stable laser-ion acceleration in the light sail regime,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams16, 011303 (2013).
[CrossRef]

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-Pressure Acceleration of Ion Beams Driven by Circularly Polarized Laser Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103, 245003 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Schollmeier, M.

S. A. Gaillard, T. Kluge, K. A. Flippo, M. Bussmann, B. Gall, T. Lockard, M. Geissel, D. T. Offermann, M. Schollmeier, Y. Sentoku, and T. E. Cowan, “Increased laser-accelerated proton energies via direct laser-light-pressure acceleration of electrons in microcone targets,” Phys. Plasmas18, 056710 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Schreiber, J.

S. Steinke, P. Hilz, M. Schnürer, G. Priebe, J. Bränzel, F. Abicht, D. Kiefer, C. Kreuzer, T. Ostermayr, J. Schreiber, A. A. Andreev, T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, and W. Sandner, “Stable laser-ion acceleration in the light sail regime,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams16, 011303 (2013).
[CrossRef]

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-Pressure Acceleration of Ion Beams Driven by Circularly Polarized Laser Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103, 245003 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Schwoerer, H.

H. Schwoerer, S. Pfotenhauer, O. Jäckel, K.-U. Amthor, B. Liesfeld, W. Ziegler, R. Sauerbrey, K. W. D. Ledingham, and T. Esirkepov, “Laser-plasma acceleration of quasi-monoenergetic protons from microstructured targets,” Nature (London)439, 445–448 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sentoku, Y.

S. A. Gaillard, T. Kluge, K. A. Flippo, M. Bussmann, B. Gall, T. Lockard, M. Geissel, D. T. Offermann, M. Schollmeier, Y. Sentoku, and T. E. Cowan, “Increased laser-accelerated proton energies via direct laser-light-pressure acceleration of electrons in microcone targets,” Phys. Plasmas18, 056710 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Shao, X.

V. K. Tripathi, C. S. Liu, X. Shao, B. Eliasson, and R. Z. Sagdeev, “Laser acceleration of monoenergetic protons in a self-organized double layer from thin foil,” Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion51, 024014 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sheng, Z. M.

T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, Z. M. Sheng, F. Liu, and G. Shvets, “Bright Betatronlike X Rays from Radiation Pressure Acceleration of a Mass-Limited Foil Target,” Phys. Rev. Lett.110, 045001 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Y. Q. Cui, W. M. Wang, Z. M. Sheng, Y. T. Li, and J. Zhang, “Quasimonoenergetic proton bunches generation from doped foil targets irradiated by intense lasers,” Phys. Plasmas20, 024502 (2013).
[CrossRef]

M. Chen, T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, and Z. M. Sheng, “Target shape effects on monoenergetic GeV proton acceleration,” New J. Phys.12, 045004 (2010).
[CrossRef]

X. Q. Yan, C. Lin, Z. M. Sheng, Z. Y. Guo, B. C. Liu, Y. R. Lu, J. X. Fang, and J. E. Chen, “Generating High-Current Monoenergetic Proton Beams by a Circularly Polarized Laser Pulse in the Phase-Stable Acceleration Regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100, 135003 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sheng, Z.-M.

Q. L. Dong, Z.-M. Sheng, M. Y. Yu, and J. Zhang, “Optimization of ion acceleration in the interaction of intense femtosecond laser pulses with ultrathin foils,” Phys. Rev. E68, 026408 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Shvets, G.

T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, Z. M. Sheng, F. Liu, and G. Shvets, “Bright Betatronlike X Rays from Radiation Pressure Acceleration of a Mass-Limited Foil Target,” Phys. Rev. Lett.110, 045001 (2013).
[CrossRef]

T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, G. Shvets, M. Chen, T. H. Ratliff, S. A. Yi, and V. Khudik, “Simulations of stable compact proton beam acceleration from a two-ion-species ultrathin foil,” Phys. Plasmas18, 043110 (2011).
[CrossRef]

T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, G. Shvets, and M. Chen, “Stable Laser-Driven Proton Beam Acceleration from a Two-Ion-Species Ultrathin Foil,” Phys. Rev. Lett.105, 065002 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Snavely, R. A.

S. C. Wilks, A. B. Langdon, T. E. Cowan, M. Roth, S. Hatchett, M. H. Key, D. Pennington, A. Mackinnon, and R. A. Snavely, “Energetic proton generation in ultra-intense laserCsolid interactions,” Phys. Plasmas8, 542–549 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Sokollik, T.

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-Pressure Acceleration of Ion Beams Driven by Circularly Polarized Laser Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103, 245003 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sokolov, I. V.

N. Naumova, T. Schlegel, V. T. Tikhonchuk, C. Labaune, I. V. Sokolov, and G. Mourou, “Hole Boring in a DT Pellet and Fast-Ion Ignition with Ultraintense Laser Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett.102, 025002 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Steinke, S.

S. Steinke, P. Hilz, M. Schnürer, G. Priebe, J. Bränzel, F. Abicht, D. Kiefer, C. Kreuzer, T. Ostermayr, J. Schreiber, A. A. Andreev, T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, and W. Sandner, “Stable laser-ion acceleration in the light sail regime,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams16, 011303 (2013).
[CrossRef]

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-Pressure Acceleration of Ion Beams Driven by Circularly Polarized Laser Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103, 245003 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tajima, T.

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-Pressure Acceleration of Ion Beams Driven by Circularly Polarized Laser Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103, 245003 (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. Esirkepov, M. Borghesi, S. V. Bulanov, G. Mourou, and T. Tajima, “Highly Efficient Relativistic-Ion Generation in the Laser-Piston Regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett.92, 175003 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tikhonchuk, V. T.

N. Naumova, T. Schlegel, V. T. Tikhonchuk, C. Labaune, I. V. Sokolov, and G. Mourou, “Hole Boring in a DT Pellet and Fast-Ion Ignition with Ultraintense Laser Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett.102, 025002 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tripathi, V. K.

V. K. Tripathi, C. S. Liu, X. Shao, B. Eliasson, and R. Z. Sagdeev, “Laser acceleration of monoenergetic protons in a self-organized double layer from thin foil,” Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion51, 024014 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wang, W. M.

Y. Q. Cui, W. M. Wang, Z. M. Sheng, Y. T. Li, and J. Zhang, “Quasimonoenergetic proton bunches generation from doped foil targets irradiated by intense lasers,” Phys. Plasmas20, 024502 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Wilks, S. C.

S. C. Wilks, A. B. Langdon, T. E. Cowan, M. Roth, S. Hatchett, M. H. Key, D. Pennington, A. Mackinnon, and R. A. Snavely, “Energetic proton generation in ultra-intense laserCsolid interactions,” Phys. Plasmas8, 542–549 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Willi, O.

S. Kar, K. F. Kakolee, B. Qiao, A. Macchi, M. Cerchez, D. Doria, M. Geissler, P. McKenna, D. Neely, J. Osterholz, R. Prasad, K. Quinn, B. Ramakrishna, G. Sarri, O. Willi, X.Y Yuan, M. Zepf, and M. Borghesi, “Ion acceleration in multispecies targets driven by intense laser radiation pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 185006 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yan, X. Q.

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-Pressure Acceleration of Ion Beams Driven by Circularly Polarized Laser Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103, 245003 (2009).
[CrossRef]

X. Q. Yan, C. Lin, Z. M. Sheng, Z. Y. Guo, B. C. Liu, Y. R. Lu, J. X. Fang, and J. E. Chen, “Generating High-Current Monoenergetic Proton Beams by a Circularly Polarized Laser Pulse in the Phase-Stable Acceleration Regime,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100, 135003 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yi, S. A.

T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, G. Shvets, M. Chen, T. H. Ratliff, S. A. Yi, and V. Khudik, “Simulations of stable compact proton beam acceleration from a two-ion-species ultrathin foil,” Phys. Plasmas18, 043110 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Yu, M. Y.

Q. L. Dong, Z.-M. Sheng, M. Y. Yu, and J. Zhang, “Optimization of ion acceleration in the interaction of intense femtosecond laser pulses with ultrathin foils,” Phys. Rev. E68, 026408 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Yu, T. P.

T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, Z. M. Sheng, F. Liu, and G. Shvets, “Bright Betatronlike X Rays from Radiation Pressure Acceleration of a Mass-Limited Foil Target,” Phys. Rev. Lett.110, 045001 (2013).
[CrossRef]

S. Steinke, P. Hilz, M. Schnürer, G. Priebe, J. Bränzel, F. Abicht, D. Kiefer, C. Kreuzer, T. Ostermayr, J. Schreiber, A. A. Andreev, T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, and W. Sandner, “Stable laser-ion acceleration in the light sail regime,” Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams16, 011303 (2013).
[CrossRef]

T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, G. Shvets, M. Chen, T. H. Ratliff, S. A. Yi, and V. Khudik, “Simulations of stable compact proton beam acceleration from a two-ion-species ultrathin foil,” Phys. Plasmas18, 043110 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Chen, N. Kumar, A. Pukhov, and T. P. Yu, “Stabilized radiation pressure dominated ion acceleration from surface modulated thin-foil targets,” Phys. Plasmas18, 073106 (2011).
[CrossRef]

T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, G. Shvets, and M. Chen, “Stable Laser-Driven Proton Beam Acceleration from a Two-Ion-Species Ultrathin Foil,” Phys. Rev. Lett.105, 065002 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Chen, T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, and Z. M. Sheng, “Target shape effects on monoenergetic GeV proton acceleration,” New J. Phys.12, 045004 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. Chen, A. Pukhov, and T. P. Yu, “Enhanced Collimated GeV Monoenergetic Ion Acceleration from a Shaped Foil Target Irradiated by a Circularly Polarized Laser Pulse,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103, 024801 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. P. Yu, M. Chen, and A. Pukhov, “High quality GeV proton beams from a density-modulated foil target,” Laser Part. Beams27, 611–617 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Yuan, X.Y

S. Kar, K. F. Kakolee, B. Qiao, A. Macchi, M. Cerchez, D. Doria, M. Geissler, P. McKenna, D. Neely, J. Osterholz, R. Prasad, K. Quinn, B. Ramakrishna, G. Sarri, O. Willi, X.Y Yuan, M. Zepf, and M. Borghesi, “Ion acceleration in multispecies targets driven by intense laser radiation pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 185006 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zepf, M.

S. Kar, K. F. Kakolee, B. Qiao, A. Macchi, M. Cerchez, D. Doria, M. Geissler, P. McKenna, D. Neely, J. Osterholz, R. Prasad, K. Quinn, B. Ramakrishna, G. Sarri, O. Willi, X.Y Yuan, M. Zepf, and M. Borghesi, “Ion acceleration in multispecies targets driven by intense laser radiation pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 185006 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. P. L. Robinson, M. Zepf, S. Kar, and R. G. Evans, “Radiation pressure acceleration of thin foils with circularly polarized laser pulses,” New J. Phys.10, 013021 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, J.

Y. Q. Cui, W. M. Wang, Z. M. Sheng, Y. T. Li, and J. Zhang, “Quasimonoenergetic proton bunches generation from doped foil targets irradiated by intense lasers,” Phys. Plasmas20, 024502 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Q. L. Dong, Z.-M. Sheng, M. Y. Yu, and J. Zhang, “Optimization of ion acceleration in the interaction of intense femtosecond laser pulses with ultrathin foils,” Phys. Rev. E68, 026408 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, H. Y.

B. Aurand, S. Kuschel, O. Jäckel, C. Rödel, H. Y. Zhao, S. Herzer, A. E. Paz, J. Bierbach, J. Polz, B. Elkin, G. G. Paulus, A. Karmakar, P. Gibbon, T. Kuehl, and M. C. Kaluza, “Radiation pressure-assisted acceleration of ions using multi-component foils in high-intensity laserCmatter interactions,” New J. Phys.15, 033031 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Ziegler, W.

H. Schwoerer, S. Pfotenhauer, O. Jäckel, K.-U. Amthor, B. Liesfeld, W. Ziegler, R. Sauerbrey, K. W. D. Ledingham, and T. Esirkepov, “Laser-plasma acceleration of quasi-monoenergetic protons from microstructured targets,” Nature (London)439, 445–448 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Plasma Phys.

A. Pukhov, “Three-dimensional electromagnetic relativistic particle-in-cell code VLPL (Virtual Laser Plasma Lab),” J. Plasma Phys.61, 425–433 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Laser Part. Beams

T. P. Yu, M. Chen, and A. Pukhov, “High quality GeV proton beams from a density-modulated foil target,” Laser Part. Beams27, 611–617 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Nature (London)

H. Schwoerer, S. Pfotenhauer, O. Jäckel, K.-U. Amthor, B. Liesfeld, W. Ziegler, R. Sauerbrey, K. W. D. Ledingham, and T. Esirkepov, “Laser-plasma acceleration of quasi-monoenergetic protons from microstructured targets,” Nature (London)439, 445–448 (2006).
[CrossRef]

New J. Phys.

A. P. L. Robinson, M. Zepf, S. Kar, and R. G. Evans, “Radiation pressure acceleration of thin foils with circularly polarized laser pulses,” New J. Phys.10, 013021 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Chen, T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, and Z. M. Sheng, “Target shape effects on monoenergetic GeV proton acceleration,” New J. Phys.12, 045004 (2010).
[CrossRef]

B. Aurand, S. Kuschel, O. Jäckel, C. Rödel, H. Y. Zhao, S. Herzer, A. E. Paz, J. Bierbach, J. Polz, B. Elkin, G. G. Paulus, A. Karmakar, P. Gibbon, T. Kuehl, and M. C. Kaluza, “Radiation pressure-assisted acceleration of ions using multi-component foils in high-intensity laserCmatter interactions,” New J. Phys.15, 033031 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Phys. Plasmas

S. A. Gaillard, T. Kluge, K. A. Flippo, M. Bussmann, B. Gall, T. Lockard, M. Geissel, D. T. Offermann, M. Schollmeier, Y. Sentoku, and T. E. Cowan, “Increased laser-accelerated proton energies via direct laser-light-pressure acceleration of electrons in microcone targets,” Phys. Plasmas18, 056710 (2011).
[CrossRef]

S. C. Wilks, A. B. Langdon, T. E. Cowan, M. Roth, S. Hatchett, M. H. Key, D. Pennington, A. Mackinnon, and R. A. Snavely, “Energetic proton generation in ultra-intense laserCsolid interactions,” Phys. Plasmas8, 542–549 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Y. Q. Cui, W. M. Wang, Z. M. Sheng, Y. T. Li, and J. Zhang, “Quasimonoenergetic proton bunches generation from doped foil targets irradiated by intense lasers,” Phys. Plasmas20, 024502 (2013).
[CrossRef]

M. Chen, N. Kumar, A. Pukhov, and T. P. Yu, “Stabilized radiation pressure dominated ion acceleration from surface modulated thin-foil targets,” Phys. Plasmas18, 073106 (2011).
[CrossRef]

T. P. Yu, A. Pukhov, G. Shvets, M. Chen, T. H. Ratliff, S. A. Yi, and V. Khudik, “Simulations of stable compact proton beam acceleration from a two-ion-species ultrathin foil,” Phys. Plasmas18, 043110 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E

Q. L. Dong, Z.-M. Sheng, M. Y. Yu, and J. Zhang, “Optimization of ion acceleration in the interaction of intense femtosecond laser pulses with ultrathin foils,” Phys. Rev. E68, 026408 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

M. Chen, A. Pukhov, and T. P. Yu, “Enhanced Collimated GeV Monoenergetic Ion Acceleration from a Shaped Foil Target Irradiated by a Circularly Polarized Laser Pulse,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103, 024801 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Henig, S. Steinke, M. Schnürer, T. Sokollik, R. Hörlein, D. Kiefer, D. Jung, J. Schreiber, B. M. Hegelich, X. Q. Yan, J. Meyer-ter-Vehn, T. Tajima, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner, and D. Habs, “Radiation-Pressure Acceleration of Ion Beams Driven by Circularly Polarized Laser Pulses,” Phys. Rev. Lett.103, 245003 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Kar, K. F. Kakolee, B. Qiao, A. Macchi, M. Cerchez, D. Doria, M. Geissler, P. McKenna, D. Neely, J. Osterholz, R. Prasad, K. Quinn, B. Ramakrishna, G. Sarri, O. Willi, X.Y Yuan, M. Zepf, and M. Borghesi, “Ion acceleration in multispecies targets driven by intense laser radiation pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 185006 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

3D simulations of laser nanofoil interaction at t = 35T0. (a) Multi-panel visualization of density distributions of protons (cyan), carbon ions (blue), and oxygen ions (purple). The circle shows the proton bunch and carbon ion bunch, respectively. (b,c) Energy spectra and divergency angles of protons (black), carbon ions (red), and oxygen ions (blue).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Axial charge densitiy (niqi) distributions of protons (black), carbon ions (red), and oxygen ions (blue) at t = 15T0. (a) case 1, (b) case 2, (c) case 3, and (d) case 4. The pink shows the corresponding axis electric field Ex.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Energy spectra of protons (black), carbon ions (red), and oxygen ions (blue) within y = 5 – 15λ0 at t = 15T0. (a) case 1, (b) case 2, (c) case 3, and (d) case 4.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Schematic of the laser multi-component nanofoil interaction and the evolution of the RT-like instability. The top red is protons and the bottom gray is oxygen ions with the middle blue being the carbon ions. Between the carbon ion layer and the proton layer is an electron-filling gap.

Equations (2)

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ρ v t = δ p δ ρ g ,
v III v I ~ exp ( L O L C ) ,

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