DESIGN OF A GAMMA-RAY SOURCE BASED ON INVERSE COMPTON SCATTERING AT THE FAST SUPERCONDUCTING LINAC
A watt-level average-power gamma-ray source is currently under development at the Fermilab Accelerator Science & Technology (FAST) facility. The source is based on the Inverse Compton Scattering of a high-brightness 300-MeV beam against a high-power laser beam circulating in an optical cavity. The back scattered gamma rays are expected to have photon energies up to 1.5 MeV. This paper discusses the optimization of the source, its performances, and the main challenges ahead.
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- Conference: 22nd International Symposium on Spin Physics, Urbana, IL, USA, 09/25-09/30/2016
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- Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
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- United States
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