The interaction between a very high-brightness electron beam and a relativistically intense optical laser pulse produces X-rays via coherent Thomson back scattering with FEL collective amplification. The phenomenon is, however, very selective, so that the characteristics of both electron and laser beam must satisfy tight requirements in terms of beam current, emittance, energy spread and laser amplitude stability within the pulse. The three-dimensional equations governing the radiation phenomena have been studied in both linear and non-linear regime and solved numerically for the particularly interesting values of wavelengths of 1 angstrom, 1 and 12 nm. The performance of the collective Thomson source has been compared with that of an equivalent static undulator. A set of scaling laws ruling the phenomenon is also presented.
Compact X-ray free-electron laser based on an optical undulator / A. Bacci, C. Maroli, V. Petrillo, A. R. Rossi, L. Serafini, P. Tomassini. - In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT. - ISSN 0168-9002. - 587:2/3(2008), pp. 388-397.
|Titolo:||Compact X-ray free-electron laser based on an optical undulator|
|Parole Chiave:||Collective effects; Thomson scattering; X-ray radiation|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia|
Settore FIS/07 - Fisica Applicata(Beni Culturali, Ambientali, Biol.e Medicin)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2007.12.041|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|