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Title: Controlling the spectral shape of nonlinear Thomson scattering with proper laser chirping

Abstract

Effects of nonlinearity in Thomson scattering of a high intensity laser pulse from electrons are analyzed. Analytic expressions for laser pulse shaping in frequency (chirping) are obtained which control spectrum broadening for high laser pulse intensities. These analytic solutions allow prediction of the spectral form and required laser parameters to avoid broadening. Results of analytical and numerical calculations agree well. The control over the scattered radiation bandwidth allows narrow bandwidth sources to be produced using high scattering intensities, which in turn greatly improves scattering yield for future x- and gamma-ray sources.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1242559
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1378721
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Accelerators and Beams
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Accelerators and Beams Journal Volume: 19 Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9888
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Rykovanov, S. G., Geddes, C. G. R., Schroeder, C. B., Esarey, E., and Leemans, W. P. Controlling the spectral shape of nonlinear Thomson scattering with proper laser chirping. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.19.030701.
Rykovanov, S. G., Geddes, C. G. R., Schroeder, C. B., Esarey, E., & Leemans, W. P. Controlling the spectral shape of nonlinear Thomson scattering with proper laser chirping. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.19.030701.
Rykovanov, S. G., Geddes, C. G. R., Schroeder, C. B., Esarey, E., and Leemans, W. P. Fri . "Controlling the spectral shape of nonlinear Thomson scattering with proper laser chirping". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.19.030701.
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title = {Controlling the spectral shape of nonlinear Thomson scattering with proper laser chirping},
author = {Rykovanov, S. G. and Geddes, C. G. R. and Schroeder, C. B. and Esarey, E. and Leemans, W. P.},
abstractNote = {Effects of nonlinearity in Thomson scattering of a high intensity laser pulse from electrons are analyzed. Analytic expressions for laser pulse shaping in frequency (chirping) are obtained which control spectrum broadening for high laser pulse intensities. These analytic solutions allow prediction of the spectral form and required laser parameters to avoid broadening. Results of analytical and numerical calculations agree well. The control over the scattered radiation bandwidth allows narrow bandwidth sources to be produced using high scattering intensities, which in turn greatly improves scattering yield for future x- and gamma-ray sources.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.19.030701},
journal = {Physical Review Accelerators and Beams},
number = 3,
volume = 19,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {3}
}

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