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Hard x-rays from a tabletop all-laser-driven synchrotron light source
Author(s): Donald P. Umstadter
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Paper Abstract

We report experimental results on the status and applications of a novel all-laser-driven hard x-ray source. A single high power (100 TW) laser system accelerate electrons by means of laser wake-field acceleration (0.5 GeV) and generates hard x-rays by means of inverse Compton scattering. The measured x-ray characteristics, narrow-bandwidth (50%) wide tunability range (50 keV to 9 MeV), collimation (5 mrad), compact footprint (university-scale), and femtosecond duration, make this source suitable for applications including high-resolution (< 5 micron) and low-dose x-ray radiography, x-ray diffraction, ultrafast x-ray science, selective nuclear activation analysis, and nonlinear Compton scattering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9590, Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources, Optics, and Applications IV, 959002 (26 August 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2196369
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Donald P. Umstadter, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9590:
Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources, Optics, and Applications IV
Ali M. Khounsary; Carolyn A. MacDonald, Editor(s)

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