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Results from the Daresbury Compton backscattering X-ray source

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  • D. Laundy
  • G. Priebe
  • S.P. Jamison
  • D.M. Graham
  • P.J. Phillips
  • S.L. Smith
  • Y. Saveliev
  • S. Vassilev
  • E.A. Seddon
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/10/2012
<mark>Journal</mark>Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)108-114
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date1/06/12
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The Daresbury Compton Backscattering X-ray Source uses a high power Ti Sapphire laser interacting in head on geometry with electron bunches in the ALICE energy recovery linear accelerator. X-ray photons with peak energy of 21 keV were generated with the accelerator operating at an energy of 29.6 MeV. The spatial profile of the X-rays emitted near the electron beam axis was measured. The characteristics of the X-ray yield measured as a function of relative timing between the laser pulse and the interacting electron bunch was found to be consistent with the modelled intensity behaviour using measured electron and laser beam parameters.