(Color online) Total cross section for neutron production from d–d, d–Li, and p–Li nuclear fusion reactions (a) and stopping power of protons and deuterons in LiF and deuterons in CD (b).
(Color online) Maximum ion energy E max (a), (b) and conversion efficiency of laser energy into ions (c), (d) versus foil thickness. Protons–left, deuterons—right. Symbols: squares—linear polarization, circles—circular polarization. Laser parameters: peak intensity 1021 W/cm2, pulse duration 30 fs, spot size 3.3 μm, wavelength 1 μm, and laser energy 3.8 J.
(Color online) Ion energy distribution function for various foil thicknesses. Top—deuterons, bottom—protons.
(Color online) Neutron yield from d–d (triangles), d–Li (squares), and p–Li (circles) versus foil thickness using linear polarization (left) and circular polarization (right).
Laser and foil parameters.
Nuclear reactions and converters used for neutron production.
Neutron yield from d-d nuclear fusion reactions for a monoenergetic, flat-top and Maxwellian ion energy distribution function.
Neutron yield from p–Li nuclear fusion reactions for a monoenergetic, flat-top and Maxwellian ion energy distribution function.
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