12 December 2001 Bright sub-100-fs x-ray pulse using small-angle Thomson scattering of ultrafast laser pulses
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Abstract
We propose a scheme for bright, sub-100-femtosecond x-ray radiation generation using small-angle Thomson scattering. Coupling high-brightness electron bunches with high-power ultrafast laser pulses, radiation with photon energies of 8- to 40-keV can be generated with pulse duration comparable to that of the incoming laser pulse with peak spectral brightness of approximately 1020 photons s-1 mm-2 mrad-2 per 10(superscript -3 bandwidth, close to those of the third-generation synchrotron light sources. The scheme is scalable to shorter pulse duration and high peak brightness, depending on the performance of the laser system.
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Yuelin Li, Zhirong Huang, Michael D. Borland, Stephen V. Milton, "Bright sub-100-fs x-ray pulse using small-angle Thomson scattering of ultrafast laser pulses", Proc. SPIE 4505, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications IV, (12 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.450584; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.450584
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Pulsed laser operation

X-rays

Laser scattering

Thomson scattering

Scattering

Picosecond phenomena

Ultrafast lasers

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