Thomson backscattering X-rays from ultra-relativistic electron bunches and temporally shaped laser pulses
Authors: Tomassini P., Giulietti A., Giulietti D., Gizzi LA.
Autors Affiliation: CNR, IPCF, Intense Laser Irradiat Lab, I-56124 Pisa, Italy;
Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sect Pisa, I-56127 Pisa, Italy;
Univ Pisa, Dept Phys E Fermi, I-56127 Pisa, Italy
Abstract: The process of Thomson scattering of an ultra-intense laser pulse by a relativistic electron bunch has been proposed as a way to obtain a bright source of short, tunable and quasi-monochromatic X-ray pulses. The real applicability of such a method depends crucially on the electron-beam quality, the angular and energetic distributions playing a relevant role. In this paper we present the computation of the Thomson-scattered radiation generated by a plane-wave, linearly polarized and flat-top laser pulse, incident on a counterpropagating electron bunch having a sizable angular divergence and a generic energy distribution. Both linear and nonlinear Thomson-scattering regimes are considered and the impact of the rising front of the pulse on the scattered-radiation distribution has been taken into account. Simplified relations valid for long laser pulses and small values of both scattering angle and bunch divergence are also reported. Finally, we apply the results to the cases of backscattering with electron bunches typically produced with both standard radio-frequency-based accelerators and laser-plasma accelerators.
Journal/Review: APPLIED PHYSICS B-LASERS AND OPTICS
Volume: 80 (4-5) Pages from: 419 to: 436
KeyWords: compton-scattering; coronary-angiography; polarized laser; beams; plasmasDOI: 10.1007/s00340-005-1757-xCitations: 55data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2021-10-24References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here