Laser Synchrotron Source (LSS).
Patent Application, Filed 19 Feb 93,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The Laser Synchrotron Source LSS utilizes a high peak power or high average power laser to generate within a vacuum chamber a laser beam travelling in one direction to interact with an electron beam traveling in an opposite direction in order to generate high-power x-rays. A ring resonator formed by a plurality of mirrors directs the laser beam in a closed loop to impact with the electron beam to produce x-rays. Concave mirrors in the ring resonator focus the laser beam upon the point where the laser beam interacts with the electron beam to intensify the laser energy at that point. When a Radio Frequency Linear Accelerator rf linac is used to produce the electron beam, x-rays having a short pulse length are generated. When a betatron is used as an electron source, x-rays having a long pulse length are generated.
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
- Particle Accelerators
- Lasers and Masers