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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2014
  • pp: 6613–6619

Polarization-selectable cavity locking method for generation of laser Compton scattered γ-rays

Atsushi Kosuge, Michiaki Mori, Hajime Okada, Ryoichi Hajima, and Keisuke Nagashima  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 6613-6619 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.006613


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Abstract

Nowadays, generation of energy-tunable, monochromatic γ-rays is needed to establish a nondestructive assay method of nuclear fuel materials. The γ-rays are generated by collision of laser photons stored in a cavity and relativistic electrons. We propose a configuration of an enhancement cavity capable of performing polarization control fabricated by a combination of a four-mirror ring cavity with a small spot inside a cavity and a three-mirror of reflective optics as an image inverter for polarization-selectable γ-rays. The image inverter introduces a phase shift of specific polarization which can be used to generate an error signal to lock an optical cavity at a resonance condition.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

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Optical Technologies

History
Original Manuscript: December 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2014
Published: March 14, 2014

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Atsushi Kosuge, Michiaki Mori, Hajime Okada, Ryoichi Hajima, and Keisuke Nagashima, "Polarization-selectable cavity locking method for generation of laser Compton scattered γ-rays," Opt. Express 22, 6613-6619 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-6-6613


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