Author: De Martinis, C.
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TUPO008 Electron Linac Optimization for Driving Bright Gamma-ray Sources based on Compton Back-scattering 1461
  • L. Serafini, F. Broggi, C. De Martinis, D. Giove
    Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Milano, Italy
  • D. Alesini, P. Antici, A. Bacci, M. Bellaveglia, R. Boni, E. Chiadroni, G. Di Pirro, A. Esposito, M. Ferrario, A. Gallo, G. Gatti, A. Ghigo, E. Pace, A.R. Rossi, B. Spataro, P. Tomassini, C. Vaccarezza
    INFN/LNF, Frascati (Roma), Italy
  • A. Cianchi
    Università di Roma II Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy
  • C. Maroli, V. Petrillo
    Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
  • M. Migliorati, A. Mostacci, L. Palumbo
    Rome University La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
  We study the optimal lay-out and RF frequency for a room temperature GeV-class Electron Linac aiming at producing electron beams that enhance gamma-ray sources based on Compton back-scattering. These emerging novel sources, generating tunable, mono-chromatic, bright photon beams in the range of 5-20 MeV for nuclear physics as well as nuclear engineering, rely on both, high quality electron beams and J-class high repetition-rate synchronized laser systems in order to achieve the maximum spectral density of the gamma-ray beam (# photons/sec/eV). The best option among the conventionally used RF linac-bands (S, C, X) and possible hybrid schemes will be analyzed and discussed, focusing the study in terms of best performances for the gamma-ray source, its reliability and compactness. We show that the best possible candidates for a Gamma-ray driver are quite similar to those of FEL Linacs.