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Title: Method for efficient, narrow-bandwidth, laser compton x-ray and gamma-ray sources

A method of x-ray and gamma-ray generation via laser Compton scattering uses the interaction of a specially-formatted, highly modulated, long duration, laser pulse with a high-frequency train of high-brightness electron bunches to both create narrow bandwidth x-ray and gamma-ray sources and significantly increase the laser to Compton photon conversion efficiency.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1452908
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
Patent Number(s):
9,986,627
Application Number:
15/635,119
Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Jun 27
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Inverse compton scattering gamma ray source
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High-Power Picosecond Pulse Recirculation for Inverse Compton Scattering
journal, November 2008