Production of a keV X-ray beam from synchrotron radiation in relativistic laser-plasma interaction

Antoine Rousse, Kim Ta Phuoc, Rahul Shah, Alexander Pukhov, Eric Lefebvre, Victor Malka, Sergey Kiselev, Frédéric Burgy, Jean Philippe Rousseau, Donald Umstadter, Daniéle Hulin

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Abstract

The synchrotron x-ray source based on the betatron oscillation of a relative electron in a laser-produced ion channel was investigated. Nonlinear Thompson scattering radiation emitted by the electrons of the plasma oscillating in the intense laser field was also proposed. The brightness of produced x-ray radiation was estimated from the pulse duration and the size of the x-ray source. The results show that the ultrashort-duration pulses of x-ray beams could be produced by the synchrotron radiation mechanism in a compact device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number135005
Pages (from-to)135005-1-135005-4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume93
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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