Proposal for a Raman X-ray free electron laser
Université de Bordeaux 1, Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications (CELIA), CNRS, CEA, 351 Cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence Cedex, France
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Revised: 15 April 2010
Published online: 16 July 2010
A scheme for an X-ray free electron laser is proposed, based on a Raman process occurring during the interaction between a moderately relativistic bunch of free electrons, and twin intense short pulse lasers interfering to form a transverse standing wave along the electron trajectories. In the high intensity regime of the Kapitza-Dirac effect, the laser ponderomotive potential forces the electrons into a lateral oscillatory motion, resulting in a Raman scattering process. I show how a parametric process is triggered, resulting in the amplification of the Stokes component of the Raman-scattered photons. Experimental operating parameters and implementations, based both on LINAC and Laser Wakefield Acceleration techniques, are discussed.
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