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Title Inverse compton backscattering source driven by the multi-10 TW laser installed at Daresbury
Abstract Inverse Compton scattering is a promising method to implement a high brightness, ultra-short, energy tuneable X-ray source at accelerator facilities. We have developed an inverse Compton backscattering X-ray source driven by the multi 10 TW laser installed at Daresbury. Hard X-rays, with spectral peak ranging from 15 to 30 keV, depending on the scattering geometry, will be generated through the interaction of a laser pulse with an electron bunch delivered by the energy recovery linear accelerator prototype at Daresbury. X-ray pulses containing 9×10^7 photons per pulse will be created from head on collisions, with a pulse duration comparable to the incoming electron bunch length. For transverse collisions 8×10^6 photons per pulse will be generated, where the laser pulse transit time defines the X-ray pulse duration. The peak spectral brightness is predicted to be ~ 10^21 photons / s / mm^2 / mrad^2 / 0.1% deltaE/E, which is comparable to fourth generation synchrotron light sources.
Organisation CLF , ASTeC , ASTeC-AP , CI , STFC
Keywords Thomson scattering , physics , Compton scattering
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Related Research Object(s): 10854546
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Language English (EN)
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Report CI Preprints 08-37. 2008. Cockcroft-08-37.pdf 2008
Journal Article Laser Part Beams 26 (2008): 649-660. doi:10.1017/S0263034608000700 2008