Observation of pulsed x-ray trains produced by laser-electron Compton scatterings

Kazuyuki Sakaue, Masakazu Washio, Sakae Araki, Masafumi Fukuda, Yasuo Higashi, Yosuke Honda, Tsunehiko Omori, Takashi Taniguchi, Nobuhiro Terunuma, Junji Urakawa, Noboru Sasao

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Abstract

X-ray generation based on laser-electron Compton scattering is one attractive method to achieve a compact laboratory-sized high-brightness x-ray source. We have designed, built, and tested such a source; it combines a 50 MeV multibunch electron linac with a mode-locked 1064 nm laser stored and amplified in a Fabry-Pérot optical cavity. We directly observed trains of pulsed x rays using a microchannel plate detector; the resultant yield was found to be 1.2× 105 Hz in good agreement with prediction. We believe that the result has demonstrated good feasibility of linac-based compact x-ray sources via laser-electron Compton scatterings.

Original languageEnglish
Article number123304
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume80
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Observation of pulsed x-ray trains produced by laser-electron Compton scatterings. / Sakaue, Kazuyuki; Washio, Masakazu; Araki, Sakae; Fukuda, Masafumi; Higashi, Yasuo; Honda, Yosuke; Omori, Tsunehiko; Taniguchi, Takashi; Terunuma, Nobuhiro; Urakawa, Junji; Sasao, Noboru.

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 80, No. 12, 123304, 2009.

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Sakaue, K, Washio, M, Araki, S, Fukuda, M, Higashi, Y, Honda, Y, Omori, T, Taniguchi, T, Terunuma, N, Urakawa, J & Sasao, N 2009, 'Observation of pulsed x-ray trains produced by laser-electron Compton scatterings', Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 80, no. 12, 123304. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3272789
Sakaue, Kazuyuki ; Washio, Masakazu ; Araki, Sakae ; Fukuda, Masafumi ; Higashi, Yasuo ; Honda, Yosuke ; Omori, Tsunehiko ; Taniguchi, Takashi ; Terunuma, Nobuhiro ; Urakawa, Junji ; Sasao, Noboru. / Observation of pulsed x-ray trains produced by laser-electron Compton scatterings. In: Review of Scientific Instruments. 2009 ; Vol. 80, No. 12.
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