Narrow bandwidth and tunable hard x-rays from an all-laser-driven Thomson light source

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Abstract

We report the results of experiments in which a single laser system is used to both accelerate electrons (0.5 GeV) and generate hard x-rays, by means of inverse Compton scattering. The x-rays are shown to have narrow bandwidth (50%) over a wide range of photon energies (50 keV - 9 MeV). Results on the application of this novel source to x-ray radiography with high-resolution (< 5 micron) are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRelativistic Plasma Waves and Particle Beams as Coherent and Incoherent Radiation Sources
EditorsDino A. Jaroszynski
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628416305
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
EventRelativistic Plasma Waves and Particle Beams as Coherent and Incoherent Radiation Sources - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Apr 15 2015Apr 16 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9509
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherRelativistic Plasma Waves and Particle Beams as Coherent and Incoherent Radiation Sources
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period4/15/154/16/15

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Keywords

  • Compton
  • Laser
  • Thomson
  • accelerator
  • plasma
  • radiography
  • scattering
  • x-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Umstadter, D. P. (2015). Narrow bandwidth and tunable hard x-rays from an all-laser-driven Thomson light source. In D. A. Jaroszynski (Ed.), Relativistic Plasma Waves and Particle Beams as Coherent and Incoherent Radiation Sources [95090A] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9509). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2182696