A. I. DZERGATCH, S. V. VINOGRADOV (MRTI**)
The proposed linear accelerator ('scanator') consists of a terawatt table-top laser and a set of passive elements - beam splitters, dispersion elements for stretching of the laser pulse and chirping of the splitted beams, and dispersion elements for angle scanning of crossed frequency-modulated laser beams. Ions are trapped and accelerated in RF wells by the electron component of plasmoids in the intersection zone of the scanning laser beams. Computational studies give encouraging results. A proof-of-principle experiment on the base of a table-top laser is outlined.
* Work supported by ISTC under Project 1115
** Moscow Radiotechnical Institute, 113519 Moscow, Russia
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