Modifying proton fluence spectra to generate spread-out Bragg peaks with laser accelerated proton beams

S. Schell & J. J. Wilkens
Background: Laser based acceleration of protons is a promising new technology that might become a possibility to utilize the superior properties of protons in radiation therapy with reduced costs compared to conventional acceleration methods with cyclotrons or synchrotrons. However, besides the fact[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]