Pion production under the action of intense ultrashort laser pulse on a solid target

  • V. Yu. Bychenkov
  • Y. Sentoku
  • S. V. Bulanov
  • K. Mima
  • G. Mourou
  • S. V. Tolokonnikov
Condensed Matter

Abstract

Two-dimensional “particle-in-cell” modeling was carried out to determine the laser intensity threshold for pion production by protons accelerated by the relativistically strong short laser pulses acting on a solid target. The pion production yield was determined as a function of laser intensity.

PACS numbers

52.38.Kd 25.40.Qa 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Yu. Bychenkov
    • 1
  • Y. Sentoku
    • 2
  • S. V. Bulanov
    • 3
  • K. Mima
    • 2
  • G. Mourou
    • 4
  • S. V. Tolokonnikov
    • 5
  1. 1.Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Laser EngineeringUniversity of OsakaOsakaJapan
  3. 3.Institute of General PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Center for Ultrafast Optical ScienceUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  5. 5.Kurchatov Institute Russian Research CentreMoscowRussia

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