Electron beam conditioning by Thomson scattering

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A method is proposed for conditioning electron beams via Thomson scattering. The conditioning provides a quadratic correlation between the electron energy deviation and the betatron amplitude of the electrons, which results in enhanced gain in free-electron lasers. Quantum effects imply conditioning must occur at high laser fluence and moderate electron energy. Conditioning of x-ray free-electron lasers should be achievable with present laser technology, leading to significant size and cost reductions of these large-scale facilities.

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Schroeder, C.B.; Esarey, E. & Leemans, W.P. November 25, 2003.

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A method is proposed for conditioning electron beams via Thomson scattering. The conditioning provides a quadratic correlation between the electron energy deviation and the betatron amplitude of the electrons, which results in enhanced gain in free-electron lasers. Quantum effects imply conditioning must occur at high laser fluence and moderate electron energy. Conditioning of x-ray free-electron lasers should be achievable with present laser technology, leading to significant size and cost reductions of these large-scale facilities.

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  • Other Information: Journal Publication Date: 11/05/2004

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  • Report No.: LBNL--54095
  • Report No.: CBP Note - 547
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 842962
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc781541

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Schroeder, C.B.; Esarey, E. & Leemans, W.P. Electron beam conditioning by Thomson scattering, article, November 25, 2003; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc781541/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.