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A Compact Ring for Thom X-Ray Source

Abstract : The goal of X-ray sources based on Compton back scattering processes is to develop a compact device, which could produce an intense flux of monochromatic X-rays. Compton back-scattering resuls from collisions between laser pulses and relativistic electron bunches. Due to the relative low value of the Compton cross section, a high charge electron beam, a low emittance and a high focusing at the interaction point are required for the electron beam. In addition, the X-ray flux is related to the characteristics of the electron beam, which are themselves dynamically affected by the Compton interaction. One possible configuration is to inject frequently into a storage ring with a low emittance linear accelerator without waiting for the synchrotron equilibrium. As a consequence, the optics should be designed taking into account the characteristics of the electron beam from the linear accelerator. The accelerator ring design for a 50 MeV electron beam, aiming at producing a flux higher than 1013 ph/s, will be presented.
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C. Bruni, Y. Fedala, J. Haissinski, M. Lacroix, B. Mouton, et al.. A Compact Ring for Thom X-Ray Source. 23rd Particle Accelerator Conference "PAC09", May 2009, Vancouver, Canada. pp.TU6PFP040. ⟨in2p3-00447669⟩



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