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Results from the Daresbury Compton backscattering X-ray source

Authors
Journal
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment
0168-9002
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
689
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2012.05.054
Keywords
  • Compton Backscattering
  • Inverse Compton Scattering
  • Pulsed X-Rays
  • Relativistic Electron Beams
  • Ti Sapphire Laser
Disciplines
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract The Daresbury Compton Backscattering X-ray Source uses a high power Ti Sapphire laser interacting in head on geometry with electron bunches in the ALICE energy recovery linear accelerator. X-ray photons with peak energy of 21keV were generated with the accelerator operating at an energy of 29.6MeV. The spatial profile of the X-rays emitted near the electron beam axis was measured. The characteristics of the X-ray yield measured as a function of relative timing between the laser pulse and the interacting electron bunch was found to be consistent with the modelled intensity behaviour using measured electron and laser beam parameters.

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