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METHOD FOR EFFICIENT, NARROW-BANDWIDTH, LASER COMPTON X-RAY AND GAMMA-RAY SOURCES

United States Patent Application

20170347439
A1
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A method of x-ray and gamma-ray generation via laser Compton scattering uses the interaction of a specially-formatted, highly modulated, long duration, laser pulse with a high-frequency train of high-brightness electron bunches to both create narrow bandwidth x-ray and gamma-ray sources and significantly increase the laser to Compton photon conversion efficiency.
Barty, Christopher P. J. (Hayward, CA)
Lawrence Livemore National Security, LLC (Livermore CA)
15/ 635,119
June 27, 2017
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.