Accession Number : ADD015755

Title :   Laser Synchrotron Source (LSS).

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 19 Feb 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sprangle, Philip ; Ting, Antonio ; Esarey, Eric ; Fisher, Amon ; Mourou, Gerald

Report Date : 19 Feb 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRON BEAMS, *LASER BEAMS, *X RAYS, BETATRONS, ENERGY, FREQUENCY, HIGH POWER, IMPACT, LASERS, LINEAR ACCELERATORS, LOOPS, MIRRORS, PEAK POWER, POWER, PULSES, RESONATORS, RINGS, SHORT PULSES, SYNCHROTRONS, VACUUM CHAMBERS

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Particle Accelerators
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE