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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 2, 2014
  • pp: 13880–13888

Compensating the electron beam energy spread by the natural transverse gradient of laser undulator in all-optical x-ray light sources

Tong Zhang, Chao Feng, Haixiao Deng, Dong Wang, Zhimin Dai, and Zhentang Zhao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 13880-13888 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.013880


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Abstract

All-optical ideas provide a potential to dramatically cut off the size and cost of x-ray light sources to the university-laboratory scale, with the combination of the laser-plasma accelerator and the laser undulator. However, the large longitudinal energy spread of the electron beam from laser-plasma accelerator may hinder the way to high brightness of these all-optical light sources. In this paper, the beam energy spread effect is proposed to be significantly compensated by the natural transverse gradient of a laser undulator when properly transverse-dispersing the electron beam. Theoretical analysis and numerical simulations on conventional laser-Compton scattering sources and high-gain all-optical x-ray free-electron lasers with the electron beams from laser-plasma accelerators are presented.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.2600) Lasers and laser optics : Free-electron lasers (FELs)
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 19, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2014
Published: May 30, 2014

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Tong Zhang, Chao Feng, Haixiao Deng, Dong Wang, Zhimin Dai, and Zhentang Zhao, "Compensating the electron beam energy spread by the natural transverse gradient of laser undulator in all-optical x-ray light sources," Opt. Express 22, 13880-13888 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-11-13880


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