J. Phys. IV France
Volume 133, June 2006
Page(s) 1147 - 1149
Publié en ligne 16 juin 2006
Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications 2005
J.-C. Gauthier, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 1147-1149

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2006133234

On the possibility to improve positron acceleration on the rear surface of the target irradiated by intensive short laser pulse

V.A. Lykov, G.V. Baidin and I.A. Litvinenko

Russian Federal Nuclear Center - VNIITF, Snezhinsk, Chelyabinsk Region 456770, Russia

The PM2D code is used to simulate relativistic electron-positron plasma generated in the target irradiated by laser light of relativistic intensities. The paper discusses results of PM2D simulations performed with the aim to increase mean energy and brightness of positron jets that could be formed near the rear surface of the target. The calculations demonstrate the possibility to significantly improve positron jet acceleration by target reconfiguring.

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