Photonuclear and radiography applications of narrowband, multi-MeV all-optical Thomson X-ray source

Sudeep Banerjee, Grigory Golovin, Ping Zhang, Daniel Haden, Shouyuan Chen, Cheng Liu, Jun Zhang, Baozhen Zhao, Kevin Brown, Jared B. Mills, Chad Petersen, Donald P Umstadter

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Abstract

The laser-driven Thomson scattering light source generates X-rays by the scattering of a high-energy electron beam off a high-intensity laser pulse. We have demonstrated that this source can generate collimated, narrowband X-ray beams in the energy range 0.1-12 MeV. In this work, we discuss recent results on the application of this source for radiography and photonuclear studies. The unique characteristics of the source make it possible to do this with the lowest possible dose and in a low-noise environment. We will also discuss recent experimental results that study nuclear reactions above the threshold for photodisintegration and photofission. The tunable nature of the source permits activation of specific targets while suppressing the signal from background materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers II
PublisherSPIE
Volume9515
ISBN (Electronic)9781628416367
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventResearch Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers II - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Apr 13 2015Apr 15 2015

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OtherResearch Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers II
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period4/13/154/15/15

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Radiography
radiography
Light sources
narrowband
Scattering
X rays
Nuclear reactions
Electron beams
Laser pulses
x rays
Chemical activation
Thomson scattering
Lasers
Laser
nuclear reactions
high energy electrons
low noise
high power lasers
Light Scattering
Electron Beam

Keywords

  • photonuclear physics
  • radiography
  • Thomson scattering
  • X-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Banerjee, S., Golovin, G., Zhang, P., Haden, D., Chen, S., Liu, C., ... Umstadter, D. P. (2015). Photonuclear and radiography applications of narrowband, multi-MeV all-optical Thomson X-ray source. In Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers II (Vol. 9515). [95151C] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2183401

Photonuclear and radiography applications of narrowband, multi-MeV all-optical Thomson X-ray source. / Banerjee, Sudeep; Golovin, Grigory; Zhang, Ping; Haden, Daniel; Chen, Shouyuan; Liu, Cheng; Zhang, Jun; Zhao, Baozhen; Brown, Kevin; Mills, Jared B.; Petersen, Chad; Umstadter, Donald P.

Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers II. Vol. 9515 SPIE, 2015. 95151C.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Banerjee, S, Golovin, G, Zhang, P, Haden, D, Chen, S, Liu, C, Zhang, J, Zhao, B, Brown, K, Mills, JB, Petersen, C & Umstadter, DP 2015, Photonuclear and radiography applications of narrowband, multi-MeV all-optical Thomson X-ray source. in Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers II. vol. 9515, 95151C, SPIE, Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers II, Prague, Czech Republic, 4/13/15. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2183401
Banerjee S, Golovin G, Zhang P, Haden D, Chen S, Liu C et al. Photonuclear and radiography applications of narrowband, multi-MeV all-optical Thomson X-ray source. In Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers II. Vol. 9515. SPIE. 2015. 95151C https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2183401
Banerjee, Sudeep ; Golovin, Grigory ; Zhang, Ping ; Haden, Daniel ; Chen, Shouyuan ; Liu, Cheng ; Zhang, Jun ; Zhao, Baozhen ; Brown, Kevin ; Mills, Jared B. ; Petersen, Chad ; Umstadter, Donald P. / Photonuclear and radiography applications of narrowband, multi-MeV all-optical Thomson X-ray source. Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers II. Vol. 9515 SPIE, 2015.
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