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High-intensity laser-driven proton acceleration enhancement from hydrogen containing ultrathin targets

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  • F. Dollar
  • S. A. Reed
  • T. Matsuoka
  • S. S. Bulanov
  • V. Chvykov
  • G. Kalintchenko
  • C. McGuffey
  • P. Rousseau
  • A. G. R. Thomas
  • L. Willingale
  • V. Yanovsky
  • D. W. Litzenberg
  • K. Krushelnick
  • A. Maksimchuk
Article number141117
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>30/09/2013
<mark>Journal</mark>Applied Physics Letters
Issue number14
Number of pages3
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Laser driven proton acceleration experiments from micron and submicron thick targets using high intensity (2 x 10(21) W/cm(2)), high contrast (10(-15)) laser pulses show an enhancement of maximum energy when hydrogen containing targets were used instead of non-hydrogen containing. In our experiments, using thin (