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Channeling experiments at DAFNE BTF for the development of a crystal undulator for positrons
Author(s): L. Quitnieri; B. Buonomo; S. B. Dabagov; G. Mazzitelli; P. Valente
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Paper Abstract

The "CUP" project studies the positron channeling for the development of Crystal Undulator for Positrons and represents the first step of an ambitious project that investigates the possibility to create new, powerful sources of high-frequency monochromatic electromagnetic radiation: crystalline undulator and γ-laser, based on crystalline undulator. The physical phenomena to investigate are essentially two: the spontaneous undulator radiation by channeling of relativistic positrons and the stimulated emission in periodically bent crystals (the lasing effect). The important and novel idea consists in realizing a microundulator, that is a suitable periodically bent crystal, that allows to achieve much higher energy range for the emitted photons respect to the conventional free electron laser (FEL). A crystalline undulator can be realized either dynamically, using high amplitude transverse acoustic wave, or statically using graded composition of strained layers. Both methods are easily applicable by means of modern technology. The theoretical results establish the feasibility of a crystalline undulator, but in order to make the project to advance it is mandatory to carry out experiments to test the idea and to characterize the emitted radiation as a function of several parameters. In this context the Daφne Beam Test Facility, located at the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (BTF LNF), in Italy, has been proposed as an important starting point, where the CUP project can test the initial experimental set-up and collect the first results to analyze well-accepted channeling radiation theoretical predictions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6634, International Conference on Charged and Neutral Particles Channeling Phenomena II, 66340U (2 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.741910
Show Author Affiliations
L. Quitnieri, INFN-Lab. Nazionali di Frascati (Italy)
B. Buonomo, INFN-Lab. Nazionali di Frascati (Italy)
S. B. Dabagov, INFN-Lab. Nazionali di Frascati (Italy)
P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
G. Mazzitelli, INFN-Lab. Nazionali di Frascati (Italy)
P. Valente, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6634:
International Conference on Charged and Neutral Particles Channeling Phenomena II
Sultan B. Dabagov, Editor(s)

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