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Bright sub-100-fs x-ray pulse using small-angle Thomson scattering of ultrafast laser pulses
Author(s): Yuelin Li; Zhirong Huang; Michael D. Borland; Stephen V. Milton
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Paper Abstract

We propose a scheme for bright, sub-100-femtosecond x-ray radiation generation using small-angle Thomson scattering. Coupling high-brightness electron bunches with high-power ultrafast laser pulses, radiation with photon energies of 8- to 40-keV can be generated with pulse duration comparable to that of the incoming laser pulse with peak spectral brightness of approximately 1020 photons s-1 mm-2 mrad-2 per 10(superscript -3 bandwidth, close to those of the third-generation synchrotron light sources. The scheme is scalable to shorter pulse duration and high peak brightness, depending on the performance of the laser system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4505, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications IV, (12 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.450584
Show Author Affiliations
Yuelin Li, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Zhirong Huang, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Michael D. Borland, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Stephen V. Milton, Argonne National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4505:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications IV
Ernst E. Fill; Jorge J. G. Rocca, Editor(s)

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