Femtosecond electron and x-ray generation by laser andplasma-based sources

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The generation of ultra-short x-rays by Thomson scattering intense laser pulses from electron beams is discussed, including recent experimental results and methods for enhancing the x-ray flux. A high flux of x-rays in a femtosecond pulse requires the generation of femtosecond electron bunches and a head-on Thomson scattering geometry. The generation of ultrashort electron bunches in a plasma-based accelerator with an injection technique that uses two colliding laser pulses is discussed. Simulations indicate the bunches as short as a few fs can be produced. Conversion of the fs electron pulse to a fs x-ray pulse can be accomplished by Bremsstrahlung ... continued below

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Esarey, E. & Leemans, W.P. February 1, 2000.

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The generation of ultra-short x-rays by Thomson scattering intense laser pulses from electron beams is discussed, including recent experimental results and methods for enhancing the x-ray flux. A high flux of x-rays in a femtosecond pulse requires the generation of femtosecond electron bunches and a head-on Thomson scattering geometry. The generation of ultrashort electron bunches in a plasma-based accelerator with an injection technique that uses two colliding laser pulses is discussed. Simulations indicate the bunches as short as a few fs can be produced. Conversion of the fs electron pulse to a fs x-ray pulse can be accomplished by Bremsstrahlung or Thomson scattering.

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  • Physics of High Brightness Beams, Los Angeles,CA, Nov. 9-12, 1999

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  • Report No.: LBNL--45937
  • Report No.: CBP Note - 340
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 901213
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Esarey, E. & Leemans, W.P. Femtosecond electron and x-ray generation by laser andplasma-based sources, article, February 1, 2000; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc891358/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.