Observation of pulsed x-ray trains produced by laser-electron Compton scatterings

Kazuyuki Sakaue, Masakazu Washio, Sakae Araki, Masafumi Fukuda, Yasuo Higashi, Yosuke Honda, Tsunehiko Omori, Takashi Taniguchi, Nobuhiro Terunuma, Junji Urakawa, Noboru Sasao

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Abstract

X-ray generation based on laser-electron Compton scattering is one attractive method to achieve a compact laboratory-sized high-brightness x-ray source. We have designed, built, and tested such a source; it combines a 50 MeV multibunch electron linac with a mode-locked 1064 nm laser stored and amplified in a Fabry-Pérot optical cavity. We directly observed trains of pulsed x rays using a microchannel plate detector; the resultant yield was found to be 1.2× 105 Hz in good agreement with prediction. We believe that the result has demonstrated good feasibility of linac-based compact x-ray sources via laser-electron Compton scatterings.

Original languageEnglish
Article number123304
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume80
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1

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  • Instrumentation

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    Sakaue, K., Washio, M., Araki, S., Fukuda, M., Higashi, Y., Honda, Y., Omori, T., Taniguchi, T., Terunuma, N., Urakawa, J., & Sasao, N. (2009). Observation of pulsed x-ray trains produced by laser-electron Compton scatterings. Review of Scientific Instruments, 80(12), [123304]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3272789