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Compton scattering x-ray sources driven by laser wakefield acceleration

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Abstract

Recent laser wakefield acceleration experiments have demonstrated the generation of femtosecond, nano-Coulomb, low emittance, nearly monokinetic relativistic electron bunches of sufficient quality to produce bright, tunable, ultrafast x-rays via Compton scattering. Design parameters for a proof-of-concept experiment are presented using a three-dimensional Compton scattering code and a laser-plasma interaction particle-in-cell code modeling the wakefield acceleration process; x-ray fluxes exceeding 10^21 s^-1 are predicted, with a peak brightness >10^19 photons=mm^2 mrad^2 s 0:1% bandwidth).

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hal-00502223 , version 1 (13-07-2010)

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F.V. Hartemann, D.J. Gibson, W. J. Brown, Antoine Rousse, Kim Ta Phuoc, et al.. Compton scattering x-ray sources driven by laser wakefield acceleration. Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams, 2007, 10, pp.011301. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.10.011301⟩. ⟨hal-00502223⟩
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