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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4132–4135

Generation of 9  MeV γ-rays by all-laser-driven Compton scattering with second-harmonic laser light

Cheng Liu, Grigory Golovin, Shouyuan Chen, Jun Zhang, Baozhen Zhao, Daniel Haden, Sudeep Banerjee, Jack Silano, Hugon Karwowski, and Donald Umstadter  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 14, pp. 4132-4135 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004132


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Abstract

Gamma-ray photons with energy >9MeV were produced when second-harmonic-generated laser light (3 eV) inverse-Compton-scattered from a counterpropagating relativistic (450MeV) laser-wakefield-accelerated electron beam. Two laser pulses from the same laser system were used: one to accelerate electrons and one to scatter. Since the two pulses play very different roles in the γ-ray generation process, and thus have different requirements, a novel laser system was developed. It separately and independently optimized the optical properties of the two pulses. This approach also mitigated the deleterious effects on beam focusing that generally accompany nonlinear optics at high peak-power levels.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 11, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2014
Published: July 7, 2014

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Cheng Liu, Grigory Golovin, Shouyuan Chen, Jun Zhang, Baozhen Zhao, Daniel Haden, Sudeep Banerjee, Jack Silano, Hugon Karwowski, and Donald Umstadter, "Generation of 9  MeV γ-rays by all-laser-driven Compton scattering with second-harmonic laser light," Opt. Lett. 39, 4132-4135 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-14-4132


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