Compton backscattering of free-electron laser photons and generation of high-energy monochromatic photon fluxes

F. Ciocci, G. Dattoli, L. Giannessi, P.L. Ottaviani

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147 - 151
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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