Energy dispersion in radiation pressure accelerated ion beams

M Grech, S Skupin, A Diaw, T Schlegel, V T Tikhonchuk
2011 New Journal of Physics  
We address the problem of energy dispersion of radiation pressure accelerated (RPA) ion beams emerging from a thin (solid) target. Two different acceleration schemes, namely phase-stable acceleration and multi-stage acceleration, are considered by means of analytical modelling and one-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations. Our investigations offer a deeper understanding of RPA and allow us to derive some guidelines for generating monoenergetic ion beams.
doi:10.1088/1367-2630/13/12/123003 fatcat:mc4aqyyujbhn7j47pcz3h4ctra