Department of Physics, NCU
Laser acceleration of charged particles in plasmas
Prof. Liu Chuan Sheng (劉全生)
Chao Kuang Piu College, University of Macau
The physical processes of laser acceleration of charged particles in plasmas and their consequences and applications will be presented. I will first discuss electron acceleration by plasma waves generated by beat wave and Raman scattering and their effects on laser fusion. But the laser wake filed acceleration yielded Gev mono-energetic electrons with accelerating gradient of Gev/cm, making compact accelerator feasible. For proton acceleration, I will discuss Radiation Pressure Acceleration and Coulomb acceleration. The potential benefit of table top proton accelerator for cancer therapy will be discussed..