Extremely High-Order Multiphoton Thomson Scattering: Synchrotron Hard X-Rays from Ultra-Intense Laser Light

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Abstract

A multi-terawatt laser system generates two synchronized ultra-intense near-infrared light pulses. One pulse Thomson back-scatters from the relativistic electrons that are laser-wakefield-accelerated by the other pulse. Single x-ray photons are created when greater than 500 laser photons are nonlinearly scattered by individual free electrons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication31st Annual Conference of the IEEE Photonics Society, IPC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538653586
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 6 2018
Event31st Annual Conference of the IEEE Photonics Society, IPC 2018 - Reston, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2018Oct 4 2018

Publication series

Name31st Annual Conference of the IEEE Photonics Society, IPC 2018

Other

Other31st Annual Conference of the IEEE Photonics Society, IPC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityReston
Period9/30/1810/4/18

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Keywords

  • Compton
  • Laser
  • Multiphoton
  • Nonlinear
  • Photon
  • Plasma
  • Scattering
  • Thomson
  • X-rays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Umstadter, D. (2018). Extremely High-Order Multiphoton Thomson Scattering: Synchrotron Hard X-Rays from Ultra-Intense Laser Light. In 31st Annual Conference of the IEEE Photonics Society, IPC 2018 [8527124] (31st Annual Conference of the IEEE Photonics Society, IPC 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPCon.2018.8527124