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Title: Laser wakefield accelerator based light sources: potential applications and requirements

In this article we review the prospects of laser wakefield accelerators as next generation light sources for applications. This work arose as a result of discussions held at the 2013 Laser Plasma Accelerators Workshop. X-ray phase contrast imaging, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, and nuclear resonance fluorescence are highlighted as potential applications for laser-plasma based light sources. We discuss ongoing and future efforts to improve the properties of radiation from plasma betatron emission and Compton scattering using laser wakefield accelerators for these specific applications.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6] ;  [5] ;  [7] ;  [8] ;  [3] ;  [7] ;  [9] ;  [10]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States). NIF and Photon Sciences
  2. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
  3. Imperial College, London (United Kingdom). Blackett Lab.
  4. Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (United States)
  5. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  6. ENSTA, CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France)
  7. Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Oxford (United Kingdom). Rutherford Appleton Lab. (RAL). Central Laser Facility
  8. Univ. of Lisbon (Portugal). GoLP-Inst. de Plasmas e Fusao Nuclear-Lab. Associado
  9. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering
  10. Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States). Platt School of Engineering
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1179414
Report Number(s):
LLNL-PROC--666251
TRN: US1600147
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2013 Laser Plasma Accelerators Workshop, Goa (India), 2-6 Sep 2013
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 42 ENGINEERING; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; WAKEFIELD ACCELERATORS; RESONANCE FLUORESCENCE; PLASMA BETATRONS; LIGHT SOURCES; LASERS; COMPTON EFFECT; X RADIATION; USES; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY; REVIEWS; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; FORECASTING