Author: Ruelas, M.
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THEPPB008 Inverse Compton Scattering Experiment in a Bunch Train Regime Using Nonlinear Optical Cavity 3245
  • A.Y. Murokh, R.B. Agustsson, S. Boucher, P. Frigola, T. Hodgetts, A.G. Ovodenko, M. Ruelas, R. Tikhoplav
    RadiaBeam, Santa Monica, USA
  • M. Babzien, M.G. Fedurin, T.V. Shaftan, V. Yakimenko
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  • I. Jovanovic
    Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  Inverse Compton Scattering (ICS) is a promising approach towards achieving high intensity, directional beams of quasi-monochromatic gammas, which could offer unique capabilities in research, medical and security applications. Practicality implementation of ICS sources, however, depends on the ability to achieve high peak brightness (~0.1-1.0 ICS photons per interacting electron), while increasing electron-laser beam interaction rate to about 10,000 cps. We discuss the results of the initial experimental work at the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) at BNL to demonstrate ICS interaction in a pulse-train regime, using a novel laser recirculation scheme termed Recirculation Injection by Nonlinear Gating (RING). Initial experimental results and outlook are presented.  
THPPR069 Compact, Inexpensive X-Band Linacs as Radioactive Isotope Source Replacements 4136
  • S. Boucher, R.B. Agustsson, X.D. Ding, L. Faillace, P. Frigola, A.Y. Murokh, M. Ruelas, S. Storms
    RadiaBeam, Santa Monica, USA
  Funding: Work supported by DNDO Phase II SBIR HSHQDC-10-C-00148 and DOE Phase II SBIR DE-SC0000865.
Radioisotope sources are still commonly used in a variety of industrial and medical applications. The US National Research Council has identified as a priority the replacement of high-activity sources with alternative technologies, due to the risk of accidents and diversion by terrorists for use in radiological dispersal devices (“dirty bombs”). RadiaBeam Technologies is developing novel, compact, inexpensive linear accelerators for use in a variety of such applications as cost-effective replacements. The technology is based on the MicroLinac (originally developed at SLAC), an X-band linear accelerator powered by an inexpensive and commonly available magnetron. Prototypes are currently under construction. This paper will describe the design, engineering, fabrication and future testing of these linacs at RadiaBeam. Future development plans will also be discussed.