Hard X-rays from a tabletop all-laser-driven synchrotron light source

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Laboratory-Based X-Ray Sources, Optics, and Applications IV
EditorsCarolyn A. MacDonald, Ali M. Khounsary
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628417562
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventAdvances in Laboratory-Based X-Ray Sources, Optics, and Applications IV - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2015 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9590
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherAdvances in Laboratory-Based X-Ray Sources, Optics, and Applications IV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/10/15 → …

Keywords

  • Laser
  • X-ray
  • accelerator
  • nuclear
  • plasma
  • radiography
  • scattering
  • ultrafast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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