Focusing of transition radiation and diffraction radiation from concave targets

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In the article the transition radiation from a relativistic charge crossing a finite radius paraboloid target with taking into account the pre-wave zone effect is considered. It is shown that in this case the radiation cone narrowing occurs in contrast with the transition radiation from the flat target if the detector is situated at the distance, which is smaller than the focus distance (the focusing effect) from the target. At the charged particle passage through the central hole in a paraboloid target the diffraction radiation focusing (DR) occurs too. The focusing of coherent DR for the non-invasive measuring of the electron bunch length is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-49
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2006


  • Diffraction radiation
  • Focusing
  • Relativistic electron
  • Transition radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Instrumentation
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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