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Vanderbilt University free-electron laser x-ray facility
Author(s): Perry A. Tompkins; Weiwei D. Andrews; Charles A. Brau; James A. Waters; Frank Edward Carroll M.D.; David R. Pickens III; Ronald R. Price; Carlton F. Roos
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Paper Abstract

The Vanderbilt University Free-Electron Laser Program is developing the capability to create near-monochromatic x rays for medical imaging and other purposes. For this experiment we feed-back the normal infrared FEL light to collide with the electron beam. This causes Compton backscattering of the incident photons which creates x rays. These x rays cannot feed an x-ray laser, but they have a collimated intensity and tunability which make them highly suitable for medical imaging. This paper is particularly focused on the x-ray beam transport to be used with this experiment. This transport must collimate the x-ray beam and re-direct it to match a beam chase located in the vault ceiling at a 40 degree angle to the electron beam axis. A brief description of the creation mechanism and x-ray beam properties are included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1736, X-Ray Detector Physics and Applications, (3 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140488
Show Author Affiliations
Perry A. Tompkins, ITT Defense & Electronics (United States)
Weiwei D. Andrews, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Charles A. Brau, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
James A. Waters, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
Frank Edward Carroll M.D., Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
David R. Pickens III, Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Ronald R. Price, Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Carlton F. Roos, Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1736:
X-Ray Detector Physics and Applications
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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