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Journal Articles

Simultaneous generation of ions and high-order harmonics from thin conjugated polymer foil irradiated with ultrahigh contrast laser

Choi, I. W.*; Kim, I. J.*; Pae, K. H.*; Nam, K. H.*; Lee, C.-L.*; Yun, H.*; Kim, H. T.*; Lee, S. K.*; Yu, T. J.*; Sung, J. H.*; et al.

Applied Physics Letters, 99(18), p.181501_1 - 181501_3, 2011/11

 Times Cited Count:15 Percentile:39.87(Physics, Applied)

We report the manufacturing of a thin foil target made of conjugated polymer, and the simultaneous observation of laser accelerated ions and second harmonic radiation, when irradiated with ultrahigh-contrast laser pulse at a maximum intensity of 4$$times$$10$$^{19}$$ W/cm$$^{2}$$. Maximum proton energy of 8 MeV is achieved along the target normal direction. Strong second harmonic with over 6% energy ratio compared to fundamental is emitted along the specular direction. Two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations confirm the simultaneous generation of protons and high-order harmonics, which demonstrates the feasibility of applications requiring particle and radiation sources at once, effectively using the same laser and target.

Journal Articles

Focusing and spectral enhancement of a repetition-rated, laser-driven, divergent multi-MeV proton beam using permanent quadrupole magnets

Nishiuchi, Mamiko; Daito, Izuru; Ikegami, Masahiro; Daido, Hiroyuki; Mori, Michiaki; Orimo, Satoshi; Ogura, Koichi; Sagisaka, Akito; Yogo, Akifumi; Pirozhkov, A. S.; et al.

Applied Physics Letters, 94(6), p.061107_1 - 061107_3, 2009/02

 Times Cited Count:49 Percentile:13.01(Physics, Applied)

A pair of conventional permanent magnet quadrupoles is used to focus a 2.4 MeV laser-driven proton beam at a 1 Hz repetition rate. The magnetic field strengths are 55 T/m and 60 T/m for the first and second quadrupoles respectively. The proton beam is focused to a spot size (full width at half maximum) of 2.7$$times$$8 mm$$^{2}$$ at a distance of 650 mm from the source. This result is in good agreement with a Monte Carlo particle trajectory simulation.

Journal Articles

Efficient production of a collimated MeV proton beam from a Polyimide target driven by an intense femtosecond laser pulse

Nishiuchi, Mamiko; Daido, Hiroyuki; Yogo, Akifumi; Orimo, Satoshi; Ogura, Koichi; Ma, J.-L.; Sagisaka, Akito; Mori, Michiaki; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Kiriyama, Hiromitsu; et al.

Physics of Plasmas, 15(5), p.053104_1 - 053104_10, 2008/05

 Times Cited Count:38 Percentile:14.73(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

High-flux energetic protons whose maximum energies are up to 4 MeV are generated by an intense femtosecond Titanium Sapphire laser pulse interacting with a 7.5, 12.5, and 25$$mu$$m thick Polyimide tape targets. The laser pulse energy is 1.7 J, duration is 34 fs, and intensity is 3$$times$$10$$^{19}$$Wcm$$^{-2}$$. The amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) has the intensity contrast ratio of 4$$times$$10$$^{-8}$$. The conversion efficiency from laser energy into proton kinetic energies of $$sim$$3% is achieved, which is comparable or even higher than those achieved in the previous works with nanometer-thick targets and the ultrahigh contrast laser pulses ($$sim$$10$$^{-10}$$).

Journal Articles

Protons and electrons generated from a 5-$$mu$$m thick copper tape target irradiated by s-, circularly-, and p-polarized 55-fs laser pulses

Li, Z.*; Daido, Hiroyuki; Fukumi, Atsushi*; Bulanov, S. V.; Sagisaka, Akito; Ogura, Koichi; Yogo, Akifumi; Nishiuchi, Mamiko; Orimo, Satoshi; Mori, Michiaki; et al.

Physics Letters A, 369(5-6), p.483 - 487, 2007/10

 Times Cited Count:8 Percentile:49.6(Physics, Multidisciplinary)

The energy spectra of energetic protons emitted in the normal direction from a 5-$$mu$$m thick copper tape irradiated by p-, circularly-, and s-polarized 55-fs laser pulses with intensity of 8-9$$times$$10$$^{18}$$W/cm$$^{2}$$ are measured together with the angular distribution and energy spectra of hot electrons by the target normal direction. The protons with energy up to 1.34 MeV in the rear target normal direction and hot electrons in the laser propagation direction are found. The characters of protons and electrons driven by the circularly-polarized irradiation are close to that driven by the p-polarized one, which is much different from the case at laser intensity of 2-3$$times$$10$$^{18}$$W/cm$$^{2}$$.

Journal Articles

Simultaneous proton and X-ray imaging with femtosecond intense laser driven plasma source

Orimo, Satoshi; Nishiuchi, Mamiko; Daido, Hiroyuki; Yogo, Akifumi; Ogura, Koichi; Sagisaka, Akito; Li, Z.*; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Mori, Michiaki; Kiriyama, Hiromitsu; et al.

Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1, 46(9A), p.5853 - 5858, 2007/09

 Times Cited Count:15 Percentile:45.25(Physics, Applied)

A laser-driven proton beam with a maximum energy of a few MeV is stably obtained using an ultra-short and high-intensity Titanium Sapphire laser. At the same time, keV X-ray is also generated at almost the same place where protons are emitted. Here, we show the successful demonstration of simultaneous proton and X-ray projection images of a test sample placed close to the source with a resolution of $$sim$$10$$mu$$m, which is determined from the source sizes. Although the experimental configuration is very simple, the simultaneity is better than a few hundreds of ps. A CR-39 track detector and imaging plate, which are placed as close as possible to the CR-39, are used as detectors of protons and X-ray. The technique is applicable to the precise observation of microstructures.

Journal Articles

Laser prepulse dependency of proton-energy distributions in ultraintense laser-foil interactions with an online time-of-flight technique

Yogo, Akifumi; Daido, Hiroyuki; Fukumi, Atsushi*; Li, Z.*; Ogura, Koichi; Sagisaka, Akito; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Nakamura, Shu*; Iwashita, Yoshihisa*; Shirai, Toshiyuki*; et al.

Physics of Plasmas, 14(4), p.043104_1 - 043104_6, 2007/04

 Times Cited Count:57 Percentile:9.47(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

Fast protons are observed by a newly-developed $textit{online}$ time-of-flight spectrometer, which provides $textit{shot-to-shot}$ proton-energy distributions immediately after the irradiation of a laser pulse having an intensity of $$sim 10^{18}$$ W/cm$$^2$$ onto a 5-$$mu$$m-thick copper foil. The maximum proton energy is found to increase when the intensity of a fs-prepulse arriving 9 ns before the main pulse increases from 10$$^{14}$$ to 10$$^{15}$$ W/cm$$^2$$. Interferometric measurement indicates that the preformed-plasma expansion at the front surface is smaller than 15 $$mu$$m, which corresponds to the spatial resolution of the diagnostics. This sharp gradient of the plasma makes a beneficial effect on increasing the absorption efficiency of the main-pulse energy, resulting in the increase in the proton energy. This is supported by the result that the X-ray intensity from the laser plasma clearly increases with the prepulse intensity.

Journal Articles

Measurement of the electron density produced by the prepulse in an experiment of high energy proton beam generation

Jeong, T.*; Choi, I. W.*; Sung, J. H.*; Kim, H.*; Hong, K.*; Yu, T.*; Kim, J.-H.*; Noh, Y.*; Ko, D.-K.*; Lee, J.*; et al.

Journal of the Korean Physical Society, 50(1), p.34 - 39, 2007/01

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Development of laser driven proton sources and their applications

Daido, Hiroyuki; Sagisaka, Akito; Ogura, Koichi; Orimo, Satoshi; Nishiuchi, Mamiko; Mori, Michiaki; Ma, J.-L.; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Kiriyama, Hiromitsu; Kanazawa, Shuhei; et al.

Proceedings of 7th Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO-PR 2007) (CD-ROM), p.77 - 79, 2007/00

We are developing a proton accelerator using an intense lasers with a focused intensity of $$>$$ 10$$^{17}$$ W/cm$$^{2}$$. To monitor proton energy spectra as well as plasma parameters at each laser shot, we are using real time detectors. The proton energy of MeV is stably obtained for applications.

Journal Articles

Intense femto-second laser-driven X-ray source coupled with multiple directional quantum beams for applications

Daido, Hiroyuki; Sagisaka, Akito; Ogura, Koichi; Orimo, Satoshi; Nishiuchi, Mamiko; Yogo, Akifumi; Mori, Michiaki; Li, Z.*; Kiriyama, Hiromitsu; Kanazawa, Shuhei; et al.

X-Ray Lasers 2006; Springer Proceedings in Physics, Vol.115, p.595 - 605, 2007/00

At present, using ultra-short high intensity lasers at APRC, JAEA Kansai photon research institute, we are developing laser driven multiple quantum beams such as protons, X-rays, electrons and THz waves. These beams are perfectly synchronized with each other. The pulse duration of each beam is lass than a pico-second. They have sharp directionality with high brightness. If we properly combined these, we have new pump-probe techniques for various applications.

Journal Articles

Development of a two-color interferometer for observing wide range electron density profiles with a femtosecond time resolution

Sagisaka, Akito; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Daido, Hiroyuki; Fukumi, Atsushi*; Li, Z.*; Ogura, Koichi; Yogo, Akifumi; Oishi, Yuji*; Nayuki, Takuya*; Fujii, Takashi*; et al.

Applied Physics B, 84(3), p.415 - 419, 2006/09

 Times Cited Count:20 Percentile:32.14(Optics)

no abstracts in English

Oral presentation

Proton generation from a metal thin foil irradiated with a high intensity ultra-short pulse laser

Sagisaka, Akito; Yogo, Akifumi; Daido, Hiroyuki; Fukumi, Atsushi*; Li, Z.*; Ogura, Koichi; Takai, Mamiko; Orimo, Satoshi; Hayashi, Yukio; Mori, Michiaki; et al.

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no abstracts in English

Oral presentation

Simultaneous imaging of a test sample with a MeV proton beam and X-ray driven by an intense laser

Orimo, Satoshi; Yogo, Akifumi; Sagisaka, Akito; Ogura, Koichi; Mori, Michiaki; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Li, Z.*; Ma, J.-L.; Daido, Hiroyuki; Nakamura, Shu*; et al.

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Laser drive ion acceleration generated by thin foil irradiation high intensity laser and it is applications. An intense p-pol. laser was irradiated by the 45 degree incident angle on 3$$times$$10$$^{18}$$Wcm$$^{-2}$$ at 5 microns thickness copper tape target. The proton of a maximum of more 2MeV was generated, and a space spread and the propagation characteristic for energy of the were measured using CR39 with a range filter. Moreover, demonstration of simultaneous imaging by the proton beam and X-rays was measured.

Oral presentation

Online observation of proton energy distributions in a high-intensity ultrashort laser-foil interaction

Yogo, Akifumi; Ogura, Koichi; Orimo, Satoshi; Sagisaka, Akito; Takai, Mamiko; Mori, Michiaki; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Daido, Hiroyuki; Nakamura, Shu*; Shirai, Toshiyuki*; et al.

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no abstracts in English

Oral presentation

Efficient production of MeV proton beam from a Polyimide target driven by an intense femto-second laser

Nishiuchi, Mamiko; Daido, Hiroyuki; Yogo, Akifumi; Orimo, Satoshi; Ogura, Koichi; Ma, J.-L.; Sagisaka, Akito; Mori, Michiaki; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Kiriyama, Hiromitsu; et al.

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The efficient proton beam whose maximum energy of up to 4 MeV was produced by the 50TW short pulse intensity Ti:Sap laser irradiated on the polyimide target [(C16H6O4N2)n] with the thicknesses of 7.5$$mu$$m, 12.5$$mu$$m, 25$$mu$$m, which is transparent to the 800nm laser. The laser parameters are energy of 1.7J, pulse width of 35fs and the intensity of 3$$times$$10$$^{19}$$Wcm$$^{-2}$$. The contrast of the ASE component is 4$$times$$10$$^{-8}$$. The conversion efficiency from laser energy into the proton kinetic energy is up to $$sim$$3%. This conversion efficiency is comparable or even higher than the results obtained with the same level laser ($$sim$$ J energy) interacts with the nano-meter level ultra thin target. In this paper we discuss on the comparison between our results and other experimental results obtained in other facilities.

Oral presentation

Applications of the high intensity short-pulse laser driven $$sim$$ MeV proton beam

Nishiuchi, Mamiko; Daito, Izuru; Ikegami, Masahiro; Mori, Michiaki; Orimo, Satoshi; Ogura, Koichi; Sagisaka, Akito; Yogo, Akifumi; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Ma, J.*; et al.

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A laser-driven proton beam with a maximum energy of a few MeV is stably obtained using an ultra-short and high-intensity Titanium Sapphire laser. As compared with the proton beam from the conventional accelerator, this proton beam exhibits peculiar characteristics, such as, more than 10$$^{13}$$ protons per bunch are produced within a short pulse duration of $$sim$$ps at a source, resulting in a very high peak current. It also exhibits a very low transverse emittance. The proton beam has a divergence angle of $$sim$$10 degrees and energy spread of $$sim$$100%. It accompanies electrons and X-rays, which is produced simultaneously. Making the best use of these peculiar characteristics, many possible applications of the laser-driven proton are proposed. In order to make practical laser-driven proton beam for the applications, we carry out series of experiments. We have successfully obtained simultaneous imaging of the target with proton and X-ray or proton and electron beams. In the course of practical use of the proton beam for specific applications, characteristics above should be optimized based on the variations of the applications. For example, in order to apply the laser-driven proton beam for the proton irradiation system, such as used in the medical or the industrial applications, we should obtain focused or parallel proton beam. One of our plans to alter the orbits of the laser-driven protons from the planer tape target is using permanent quadrupole magnets.

Oral presentation

Generation of high-energy protons and THz radiation with the thin-foil target

Sagisaka, Akito; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Daido, Hiroyuki; Ogura, Koichi; Orimo, Satoshi; Yogo, Akifumi; Daito, Izuru; Nishiuchi, Mamiko; Mori, Michiaki; Nashima, Shigeki*; et al.

no journal, , 

no abstracts in English

Oral presentation

Transportation of the laser-driven MeV proton beam for the application; Spatial focusing and spectral enhancement with PMQs

Nishiuchi, Mamiko; Daito, Izuru; Mori, Michiaki; Orimo, Satoshi; Ogura, Koichi; Sagisaka, Akito; Sakaki, Hironao; Hori, Toshihiko; Yogo, Akifumi; Pirozhkov, A. S.; et al.

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From our previous research, we have successfully produce MeV proton beam by 1Hz repetition rate stabely from the interaction between the femto-second TW laser with solid target. Produced proton beam exhibits lower emittance. The number of proton beam is 10$$^{13}$$. However, it shows large divergence angle of 10 degree. The energy spectrum exhibits 100% energy spread. These are problematic for some specific applications. In this study we transported the laser-driven proton beam with permanent quadrapole magnet for the future application. We successfully obtain focused proton beam as well as the monochromatic proton beam. Those spatial distribution at the focus point as well as the spectral information is well reproduced by the montecalro simulation.

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