Hayashi, Yukio; Kando, Masaki; Kotaki, Hideyuki; Kawase, Keigo; Homma, Takayuki; Bulanov, S. V.
AIP Conference Proceedings 1153, p.223 - 229, 2009/07
We generate monochromatic X rays (10 keV) in a method called parametric X-ray emission. When relativistic electrons are injected into a crystal plane, monochromatic X rays are radiated toward the reflected direction of the crystal plane. A 150 MeV electron beam and a thin Si (111) crystal were used for this experiment. We measured the rocking curve of the crystal and found a clear peak around the Bragg angle. We conclude that this peak is due to the parametric X-ray radiation. In future, we will try parametric X-ray generation by using laser-plasma electrons, which is one of the useful applications for laser-plasma electrons.
Kotaki, Hideyuki; Kando, Masaki; Daito, Izuru; Homma, Takayuki; Kameshima, Takashi; Kawase, Keigo; Chen, L.-M.*; Fukuda, Yuji; Kiriyama, Hiromitsu; Kondo, Shuji; et al.
AIP Conference Proceedings 1153, p.176 - 181, 2009/07
Kiriyama, Hiromitsu; Mori, Michiaki; Nakai, Yoshiki; Shimomura, Takuya; Tanoue, Manabu*; Okada, Hajime; Kondo, Shuji; Kanazawa, Shuhei; Sagisaka, Akito; Daito, Izuru; et al.
AIP Conference Proceedings 1153, p.3 - 6, 2009/07
We demonstrate a high-contrast, high-intensity double chirped-pulse amplification (CPA) Ti:sapphire laser system using an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier (OPCPA) as a preamplifier. By injecting cleaned microjoule seed pulses into the OPCPA, a temporal contrast greater than 10 within picosecond times before the main femtosecond pulse is demonstrated with the output pulse energy of 1.7 J and pulse duration of 30 fs, corresponding to a peak power of 60 TW at a 10 Hz repetition rate. This system uses a cryogenically-cooled Ti:sapphire final amplifier and generates focused peak intensities in excess of 10 W/cm.
AIP Conference Proceedings 1153, p.236 - 246, 2009/07
Fukuda, Yuji; Faenov, A. Y.; Tampo, Motonobu; Pikuz, T. A.*; Nakamura, Tatsufumi; Kando, Masaki; Hayashi, Yukio; Yogo, Akifumi; Sakaki, Hironao; Kameshima, Takashi; et al.
AIP Conference Proceedings 1153, p.85 - 93, 2009/07
When the target consists of solid-density clusters embedded in the background gas, its irradiation by high intensity laser light renders ion acceleration a truly unique property. We present that the cluster-gas target, which consists of submicron-sized clusters and background gases, irradiated by a few TW laser pulse produces high energy ions upward of the order of 10-20 MeV/n in the forward direction.
Pirozhkov, A. S.; Kando, Masaki; Esirkepov, T. Z.; Fukuda, Yuji; Chen, L.-M.*; Daito, Izuru; Ogura, Koichi; Homma, Takayuki; Hayashi, Yukio; Kotaki, Hideyuki; et al.
AIP Conference Proceedings 1153, p.274 - 284, 2009/07
Morita, Toshimasa; Bulanov, S. V.; Esirkepov, T. Z.; Koga, J. K.; Yamagiwa, Mitsuru
AIP Conference Proceedings 1153, p.103 - 112, 2009/07
In proton acceleration by a laser pulse obliquely incident on a double layer target, it is shown by PIC simulations that the energy spread of the generated protons can be reduced by irradiating the laser pulse on to the off-center position of the target. This provides a way to control the proton energy spectrum. The high energy protons are found to come from an area shifted from the initial target center towards the propagation direction of the laser pulse. We show that the high energy protons with much smaller energy spread can be obtained by appropriately adjusting the size and position of the second proton layer.