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Title: Generation of High Brightness X-rays with the PLEIADES Thomson X-ray Source

Abstract

The use of short laser pulses to generate high peak intensity, ultra-short x-ray pulses enables exciting new experimental capabilities, such as femtosecond pump-probe experiments used to temporally resolve material structural dynamics on atomic time scales. PLEIADES (Picosecond Laser Electron InterAction for Dynamic Evaluation of Structures) is a next generation Thomson scattering x-ray source being developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Ultra-fast picosecond x-rays (10-200 keV) are generated by colliding an energetic electron beam (20-100 MeV) with a high intensity, sub-ps, 800 nm laser pulse. The peak brightness of the source is expected to exceed 10{sup 20} photons/s/0.1% bandwidth/mm2/mrad2. Simulations of the electron beam production, transport, and final focus are presented. Electron beam measurements, including emittance and final focus spot size are also presented and compared to simulation results. Measurements of x-ray production are also reported and compared to theoretical calculations.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
15004407
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-153476
TRN: US1005159
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2003 Particle Accelerator Conference, Portland, OR, May 12 - May 16, 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43; 70; ACCELERATORS; BRIGHTNESS; ELECTRON BEAMS; ELECTRONS; EVALUATION; LASERS; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY; PRODUCTION; SIMULATION; TAIL ELECTRONS; THOMSON SCATTERING; TRANSPORT; X-RAY SOURCES

Citation Formats

Brown, W J, Anderson, S G, Barty, C P J, Crane, J K, Cross, R R, Fittinghoff, D N, Hartemann, F V, Kuba, J, LeSage, G P, Slaughter, D R, Springer, P T, Tremaine, A M, Rosenzweig, J B, and Gibson, D J. Generation of High Brightness X-rays with the PLEIADES Thomson X-ray Source. United States: N. p., 2003. Web. doi:10.1109/PAC.2003.1288850.
Brown, W J, Anderson, S G, Barty, C P J, Crane, J K, Cross, R R, Fittinghoff, D N, Hartemann, F V, Kuba, J, LeSage, G P, Slaughter, D R, Springer, P T, Tremaine, A M, Rosenzweig, J B, & Gibson, D J. Generation of High Brightness X-rays with the PLEIADES Thomson X-ray Source. United States. doi:10.1109/PAC.2003.1288850.
Brown, W J, Anderson, S G, Barty, C P J, Crane, J K, Cross, R R, Fittinghoff, D N, Hartemann, F V, Kuba, J, LeSage, G P, Slaughter, D R, Springer, P T, Tremaine, A M, Rosenzweig, J B, and Gibson, D J. Wed . "Generation of High Brightness X-rays with the PLEIADES Thomson X-ray Source". United States. doi:10.1109/PAC.2003.1288850. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15004407.
@article{osti_15004407,
title = {Generation of High Brightness X-rays with the PLEIADES Thomson X-ray Source},
author = {Brown, W J and Anderson, S G and Barty, C P J and Crane, J K and Cross, R R and Fittinghoff, D N and Hartemann, F V and Kuba, J and LeSage, G P and Slaughter, D R and Springer, P T and Tremaine, A M and Rosenzweig, J B and Gibson, D J},
abstractNote = {The use of short laser pulses to generate high peak intensity, ultra-short x-ray pulses enables exciting new experimental capabilities, such as femtosecond pump-probe experiments used to temporally resolve material structural dynamics on atomic time scales. PLEIADES (Picosecond Laser Electron InterAction for Dynamic Evaluation of Structures) is a next generation Thomson scattering x-ray source being developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Ultra-fast picosecond x-rays (10-200 keV) are generated by colliding an energetic electron beam (20-100 MeV) with a high intensity, sub-ps, 800 nm laser pulse. The peak brightness of the source is expected to exceed 10{sup 20} photons/s/0.1% bandwidth/mm2/mrad2. Simulations of the electron beam production, transport, and final focus are presented. Electron beam measurements, including emittance and final focus spot size are also presented and compared to simulation results. Measurements of x-ray production are also reported and compared to theoretical calculations.},
doi = {10.1109/PAC.2003.1288850},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {5}
}

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