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Modulated method for efficient, narrow-bandwidth, laser Compton X-ray and gamma-ray sources

United States Patent

9,706,631
July 11, 2017
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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 Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
14/ 274,348
20140376697
May 9, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT 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.