1 September 1995 Picosecond, tunable, high-brightness hard x-ray inverse Compton source at Duke storage ring
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Abstract
We suggest a state-of-the art x-ray source using a compact electron storage ring with modest energy (less than 1 GeV) and a high power mm-wave as an undulator. A source of this type has x-ray energies and brightness comparable with third generation synchrotron light sources while it can be very compact and fit in a small university or industrial laboratory or hospital. We propose to operate an isochronous mm-wave FEL and a hard x-ray inverse Compton source at the Duke storage ring to test this concept. Resonant FEL conditions for the mm- wave will be provided by the off-axis interaction with an electromagnetic wave. A special optical resonator with holes for the e-beam is proposed for pumping a hard x-ray inverse Compton source with very high brightness. Simulation results of mm-wave FEL operation of the Duke storage ring are discussed. Expected performance of mm-wave FEL and hard x-ray inverse Compton source are presented.
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Vladimir N. Litvinenko, Ying Wu, Bentley Burnham, Genevieve A. Barnett, John M. J. Madey, "Picosecond, tunable, high-brightness hard x-ray inverse Compton source at Duke storage ring", Proc. SPIE 2521, Time-Resolved Electron and X-Ray Diffraction, (1 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218350; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.218350
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