The LAL compton program

Abstract : Recently LAL (Laboratoire de l'Accelerateur Lineaire, Orsay France) has launched an R&D program that involves optical Fabry-Perot resonators and high power fibre lasers. This program is part of the global effort aiming at the design of a polarised positron source for the next linear collider (ILC or CLIC). At the same time an important effort is devoted to the possible applications of this technology at lower energy for medical and industrial applications. In this framework a collaboration was started between different French laboratories (RadioThomX project) and industrial partners to study the feasibility of a low energy machine that should provide a high x-ray flux (~ 1012 - 1013 X s-1 at 50 keV in the 10% energy bandwidth). In both the high and the low energy studies the designs are based on the possibility to increase the average flux by a high collision repetition frequency. Different options are explored at present. In the following we will give an overview of the LAL activities, the physics contexts and the possible applications of the high average power Fabry-Perot technology applied to Compton scattering experiments.
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A. Variola, J.P. Brasile, C. Bruni, R. Chehab, R. Chiche, et al.. The LAL compton program. Compton sources for X/γ rays: Physics and applications, Sep 2008, Alghero, Italy. pp.S83-S86, ⟨10.1016/j.nima.2009.05.029⟩. ⟨in2p3-00385578⟩

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