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2nd International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC'11), San Sebastian : Espagne (2011)
High flux polarized gamma rays production: first measurements with a four-mirror cavity at the ATF
N. Delerue1, J. Bonis1, I. Chaikovska1, R. Chiche1, R. Cizeron1, M. Cohen1, J. Colin1, P. Cornebise1, D. Jehanno1, F. Labaye1, M. Lacroix1, R. Marie1, Y. Peinaud1, V. Soskov1, A. Variola1, F. Zomer1, E. Cormier2, R. Flaminio3, L. Pinard3, S. Araki4, S. Funahashi4, Y. Honda4, T. Omori4, H. Shimizu4, T. Terunuma4, J. Urakawa4, T. Akagi, S. Miyoshi, S. Nagata, T. Takahashi

The next generation of e+/e- colliders will require a very intense flux of gamma rays to allow high current polarized positrons to be produced. This can be achieved by converting polarized high energy photons in polarized pairs into a target. In that context, an optical system consisting of a laser and a four-mirror passive Fabry-Perot cavity has recently been installed at the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) at KEK to produce a high flux of polarized gamma rays by inverse Compton scattering. In this contribution, we describe the experimental system and present preliminary results. An ultra-stable four-mirror non planar geometry has been implemented to ensure the polarization of the gamma rays produced. A fiber amplifier is used to inject about 10W in the high finesse cavity with a gain of 1000. A digital feedback system is used to keep the cavity at the length required for the optimal power enhancement. Preliminary measurements show that a flux of about $4\times10^6 \gamma$/s with an average energy of about 24 MeV was generated. Several upgrades currently in progress are also described.
1:  LAL - Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire
2:  CELIA - Centre d'Etudes Lasers Intenses et Applications
3:  LMA - Laboratoire des matériaux avancés
4:  KEK - High Energy Accelerator Research Organization
Physics/Physics/Accelerator Physics
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