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Title: A Compact Light Source: Design and Technical Feasibility Study of a Laser-Electron Storage Ring X-Ray Source

Abstract

Thomson scattering infrared photons off energetic electrons provides a mechanism to produce hard X-rays desirable for applied sciences research. Using a small, modest energy (25MeV) electron storage ring together with a resonantly-driven optical storage cavity, a narrow spectrum of hard X-rays could be produced with the quality and monochromatic intensity approaching that of beamline sources at large synchrotron radiation laboratories. The general design of this X-ray source as well as its technical feasibility are presented. In particular, the requirements of optical pulse gain enhancement in an external cavity are described and experimentally demonstrated using a CW mode-locked laser.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
OSTI Identifier:
826755
Report Number(s):
SLAC-R-632
TRN: US0404162
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2 Feb 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; DESIGN; ELECTRONS; LIGHT SOURCES; PHOTONS; STORAGE; STORAGE RINGS; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION; TAIL ELECTRONS; THOMSON SCATTERING; X-RAY SOURCES

Citation Formats

Loewen, R. A Compact Light Source: Design and Technical Feasibility Study of a Laser-Electron Storage Ring X-Ray Source. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/826755.
Loewen, R. A Compact Light Source: Design and Technical Feasibility Study of a Laser-Electron Storage Ring X-Ray Source. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/826755
Loewen, R. Mon . "A Compact Light Source: Design and Technical Feasibility Study of a Laser-Electron Storage Ring X-Ray Source". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/826755. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/826755.
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abstractNote = {Thomson scattering infrared photons off energetic electrons provides a mechanism to produce hard X-rays desirable for applied sciences research. Using a small, modest energy (25MeV) electron storage ring together with a resonantly-driven optical storage cavity, a narrow spectrum of hard X-rays could be produced with the quality and monochromatic intensity approaching that of beamline sources at large synchrotron radiation laboratories. The general design of this X-ray source as well as its technical feasibility are presented. In particular, the requirements of optical pulse gain enhancement in an external cavity are described and experimentally demonstrated using a CW mode-locked laser.},
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