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Title: Single shot, double differential spectral measurements of inverse Compton scattering in the nonlinear regime

Abstract

Inverse Compton scattering (ICS) is a unique mechanism for producing fast pulses$-$picosecond and below$-$of bright photons, ranging from x to γ rays. These nominally narrow spectral bandwidth electromagnetic radiation pulses are efficiently produced in the interaction between intense, well-focused electron and laser beams. The spectral characteristics of such sources are affected by many experimental parameters, with intense laser effects often dominant. A laser field capable of inducing relativistic oscillatory motion may give rise to harmonic generation and, importantly for the present work, nonlinear redshifting, both of which dilute the spectral brightness of the radiation. As the applications enabled by this source often depend sensitively on its spectra, it is critical to resolve the details of the wavelength and angular distribution obtained from ICS collisions. With this motivation, we present an experimental study that greatly improves on previous spectral measurement methods based on x-ray K -edge filters, by implementing a multilayer bent-crystal x-ray spectrometer. In tandem with a collimating slit, this method reveals a projection of the double differential angular-wavelength spectrum of the ICS radiation in a single shot. The measurements enabled by this diagnostic illustrate the combined off-axis and nonlinear-field-induced redshifting in the ICS emission process. The spectra obtained illustratemore » in detail the strength of the normalized laser vector potential, and provide a nondestructive measure of the temporal and spatial electron-laser beam overlap.« less

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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; US Department of Homeland Security (DHS); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1361440
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1369406
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0009914; AC02-76SF00515; 2014-DN-077-ARI084-01; PHY-1549132
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Accelerators and Beams
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Accelerators and Beams Journal Volume: 20 Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9888
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

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Sakai, Y., Gadjev, I., Hoang, P., Majernik, N., Nause, A., Fukasawa, A., Williams, O., Fedurin, M., Malone, B., Swinson, C., Kusche, K., Polyanskiy, M., Babzien, M., Montemagno, M., Zhong, Z., Siddons, P., Pogorelsky, I., Yakimenko, V., Kumita, T., Kamiya, Y., and Rosenzweig, J. B. Single shot, double differential spectral measurements of inverse Compton scattering in the nonlinear regime. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.20.060701.
Sakai, Y., Gadjev, I., Hoang, P., Majernik, N., Nause, A., Fukasawa, A., Williams, O., Fedurin, M., Malone, B., Swinson, C., Kusche, K., Polyanskiy, M., Babzien, M., Montemagno, M., Zhong, Z., Siddons, P., Pogorelsky, I., Yakimenko, V., Kumita, T., Kamiya, Y., & Rosenzweig, J. B. Single shot, double differential spectral measurements of inverse Compton scattering in the nonlinear regime. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.20.060701.
Sakai, Y., Gadjev, I., Hoang, P., Majernik, N., Nause, A., Fukasawa, A., Williams, O., Fedurin, M., Malone, B., Swinson, C., Kusche, K., Polyanskiy, M., Babzien, M., Montemagno, M., Zhong, Z., Siddons, P., Pogorelsky, I., Yakimenko, V., Kumita, T., Kamiya, Y., and Rosenzweig, J. B. Mon . "Single shot, double differential spectral measurements of inverse Compton scattering in the nonlinear regime". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.20.060701.
@article{osti_1361440,
title = {Single shot, double differential spectral measurements of inverse Compton scattering in the nonlinear regime},
author = {Sakai, Y. and Gadjev, I. and Hoang, P. and Majernik, N. and Nause, A. and Fukasawa, A. and Williams, O. and Fedurin, M. and Malone, B. and Swinson, C. and Kusche, K. and Polyanskiy, M. and Babzien, M. and Montemagno, M. and Zhong, Z. and Siddons, P. and Pogorelsky, I. and Yakimenko, V. and Kumita, T. and Kamiya, Y. and Rosenzweig, J. B.},
abstractNote = {Inverse Compton scattering (ICS) is a unique mechanism for producing fast pulses$-$picosecond and below$-$of bright photons, ranging from x to γ rays. These nominally narrow spectral bandwidth electromagnetic radiation pulses are efficiently produced in the interaction between intense, well-focused electron and laser beams. The spectral characteristics of such sources are affected by many experimental parameters, with intense laser effects often dominant. A laser field capable of inducing relativistic oscillatory motion may give rise to harmonic generation and, importantly for the present work, nonlinear redshifting, both of which dilute the spectral brightness of the radiation. As the applications enabled by this source often depend sensitively on its spectra, it is critical to resolve the details of the wavelength and angular distribution obtained from ICS collisions. With this motivation, we present an experimental study that greatly improves on previous spectral measurement methods based on x-ray K -edge filters, by implementing a multilayer bent-crystal x-ray spectrometer. In tandem with a collimating slit, this method reveals a projection of the double differential angular-wavelength spectrum of the ICS radiation in a single shot. The measurements enabled by this diagnostic illustrate the combined off-axis and nonlinear-field-induced redshifting in the ICS emission process. The spectra obtained illustrate in detail the strength of the normalized laser vector potential, and provide a nondestructive measure of the temporal and spatial electron-laser beam overlap.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.20.060701},
journal = {Physical Review Accelerators and Beams},
number = 6,
volume = 20,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {6}
}

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