Author

I. A. Viti

Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Piot, Philippe

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Nuclear physics and radiation||Physics||Radiation--Research||Nuclear physics

Abstract

Recent advances in ultra short laser systems have led to the development of new charged particle acceleration techniques. Such techniques could enable the construction of very compact accelerator-based short-wavelength coherent radiation sources. A recently proposed concept involves using a laser to directly accelerate an electron beam and scatter the produced beam to generate X-rays. This can be done within a one meter footprint. The purpose of this work is to explore the condition for extending this process, known as inverse Compton scattering (ICS), into the coherent regime. Our approach includes the modification of an electrodynamics program developed at MIT and the numerical study of far field radiation from first principles. With these programs, we were able to show that practical requirements were more demanding than previously thought.

Comments

Advisors: Philippe Piot.||Committee members: Steve Martin; Nicholas Pohlman.

Extent

84 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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