The possibility of realizing a high-energy γ-ray beam by using the Compton backscattering of X-ray free-electron laser photons is discussed. It is shown that the present status of technology offers the possibility of obtaining quasi-monochromatic beams (ΔEγ/Eγ∼ 1%) with energy ranging up to 5 GeV and with a counting rate larger than 106photons per second.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
Ciocci, F., Dattoli, G., Giannessi, L., & Ottaviani, P. L. (1997). Compton backscattering of free-electron laser photons and generation of high-energy monochromatic photon fluxes. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 33(2), 147 - 151. https://doi.org/10.1109/3.552254