Thomson scattering of coherent diffraction radiation by an electron bunch

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This paper considers the process of Thomson scattering of coherent diffraction radiation (CDR) produced by the preceding electron bunch in the accelerator onto one of the subsequent bunches. It is shown that the yield of scattered hard photons is proportional to Ne 3, where Ne is the number of electrons per bunch. A geometry is chosen for the CDR generation and an expression is obtained for the scattered-photon spectrum, with regard to the geometry used, that depends explicitly on the bunch size. A technique is proposed for measuring the bunch length using scattered radiation characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2272-2279
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number2 B
Publication statusPublished - 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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