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Status of Thomson source at SPARC/PLASMONX

Bacci, Alberto and Broggi, Francesco and DeMartinis, Carlo and Giove, Dario and Maroli, Cesare and Petrillo, Vittoria and Rossi, Andrea Renato and Serafini, Luca and Tomassini, Paolo and Cultrera, Luca and Di Pirro, Giampiero and Ferrario, Massimo and Filippetto, Daniele and Gatti, Giancarlo and Pace, Elisabetta and Vaccarezza, Cristina and Vicario, Carlo and Bosi, Filippo and Giulietti, Danilo and Gizzi, Leonida Antonio and Oliva, Piernicola (2009) Status of Thomson source at SPARC/PLASMONX. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 608 (1, suppl. 1), p. s90-s93. ISSN 0168-9002. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2009.05.041


The PLasma Acceleration and MONochromatic X-ray generation (PLASMONX) project foresees the installation at LNF of a 0.3 PW (6 J, 20 fs pulse) Ti:Sa laser system, named Frascati Laser for Acceleration and Multidisciplinary Experiments (FLAME), to operate in close connection with the existent SPARC electron photo-injector, allowing for advanced laser/e-beam interaction experiments. Among the foreseen scientific activities, a Thomson scattering experiment between the SPARC electron bunch and the high power laser will be performed. At the present time the linac has been tested and the electron beam characterized up to the maximum operating energy (150 MeV). The beam lines transporting the beam to the interaction chamber with the laser have been designed.
The electron final focusing system, featuring a quadrupole triplet and large radius solenoid magnet (ensuring an e-beam waist of 5–10 μm) as well as the whole interaction chamber layout has been defined. The optical transfer line issues: transport up to the interaction; tight focusing; diagnostics and fine positioning; have been solved within the final design. The construction of the building hosting the laser has been completed; delivering and installation of the laser, as much of the beam lines elements will take place in the next months.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:3513
Uncontrolled Keywords:Thomson scattering, plasma acceleration, high brightness electron beams
Subjects:Area 02 - Scienze fisiche > FIS/07 Fisica applicata (a beni culturali, ambientali, biologia e medicina)
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 03 Istituti > Matematica e fisica
Publisher:North Holland / Elsevier
Additional Information:Paper presented at the Workshop on "Compton Sources for X/g Rays: Physics and Applications", held on September 7-12, 2008 in Porto Conte, Alghero (Italy).
Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 18:17

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