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Neutron production from ultrashort pulse lasers using linear and circular polarization
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Figures

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FIG. 1.

(Color online) Total cross section for neutron production from dd, dLi, and pLi nuclear fusion reactions (a) and stopping power of protons and deuterons in LiF and deuterons in CD (b).

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FIG. 2.

(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.

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FIG. 3.

(Color online) Ion energy distribution function for various foil thicknesses. Top—deuterons, bottom—protons.

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FIG. 4.

(Color online) Neutron yield from dd (triangles), dLi (squares), and pLi (circles) versus foil thickness using linear polarization (left) and circular polarization (right).

Tables

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Table I.

Laser and foil parameters.

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Table II.

Nuclear reactions and converters used for neutron production.

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Table III.

Neutron yield from d-d nuclear fusion reactions for a monoenergetic, flat-top and Maxwellian ion energy distribution function.

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Table IV.

Neutron yield from pLi nuclear fusion reactions for a monoenergetic, flat-top and Maxwellian ion energy distribution function.

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Scitation: Neutron production from ultrashort pulse lasers using linear and circular polarization
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/pop/18/7/10.1063/1.3615033
10.1063/1.3615033
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