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Title: Energy exchange between a laser beam and charged particles using inverse transition radiation and method for its use

Abstract

A method and apparatus for exchanging energy between relativistic charged particles and laser radiation using inverse diffraction radiation or inverse transition radiation. The beam of laser light is directed onto a particle beam by means of two optical elements which have apertures or foils through which the particle beam passes. The two apertures or foils are spaced by a predetermined distance of separation and the angle of interaction between the laser beam and the particle beam is set at a specific angle. The separation and angle are a function of the wavelength of the laser light and the relativistic energy of the particle beam. In a diffraction embodiment, the interaction between the laser and particle beams is determined by the diffraction effect due to the apertures in the optical elements. In a transition embodiment, the interaction between the laser and particle beams is determined by the transition effect due to pieces of foil placed in the particle beam path.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Bellevue, WA
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. Bothell, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
STI Optronics, Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
OSTI Identifier:
871461
Patent Number(s):
5737354
Assignee:
STI Optronics, Inc. (Bellevue, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21K - TECHNIQUES FOR HANDLING PARTICLES OR IONISING RADIATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DOE Contract Number:  
FG06-93ER40803
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
energy; exchange; laser; beam; charged; particles; inverse; transition; radiation; method; apparatus; exchanging; relativistic; diffraction; light; directed; particle; means; optical; elements; apertures; foils; passes; spaced; predetermined; distance; separation; angle; interaction; set; specific; function; wavelength; embodiment; beams; determined; effect; due; pieces; foil; placed; path; beam passes; optical element; optical elements; particle beam; charged particles; laser beam; laser light; charged particle; laser radiation; predetermined distance; particle beams; beam path; transition radiation; energy exchange; diffraction effect; /372/

Citation Formats

Kimura, Wayne D, Romea, Richard D, and Steinhauer, Loren C. Energy exchange between a laser beam and charged particles using inverse transition radiation and method for its use. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Kimura, Wayne D, Romea, Richard D, & Steinhauer, Loren C. Energy exchange between a laser beam and charged particles using inverse transition radiation and method for its use. United States.
Kimura, Wayne D, Romea, Richard D, and Steinhauer, Loren C. Thu . "Energy exchange between a laser beam and charged particles using inverse transition radiation and method for its use". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871461.
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author = {Kimura, Wayne D and Romea, Richard D and Steinhauer, Loren C},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for exchanging energy between relativistic charged particles and laser radiation using inverse diffraction radiation or inverse transition radiation. The beam of laser light is directed onto a particle beam by means of two optical elements which have apertures or foils through which the particle beam passes. The two apertures or foils are spaced by a predetermined distance of separation and the angle of interaction between the laser beam and the particle beam is set at a specific angle. The separation and angle are a function of the wavelength of the laser light and the relativistic energy of the particle beam. In a diffraction embodiment, the interaction between the laser and particle beams is determined by the diffraction effect due to the apertures in the optical elements. In a transition embodiment, the interaction between the laser and particle beams is determined by the transition effect due to pieces of foil placed in the particle beam path.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
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