Design and dynamic studies for a compact storage ring to generate gamma-ray light source based on Compton backscattering technique


Journal Article

© 2019 authors. Published by the American Physical Society. As the development of nuclear physics and atomic sciences progresses, monochromatic and high-flux gamma-ray light sources are highly demanded by many experiments in these fields. We have designed a compact storage ring for gamma-ray source generation based on the Compton backscattering technique. The energy range of the electron beam stored in the ring will be from 500 to 800 MeV, with the capability of generating a gamma ray with an energy range from about 4 to 10 MeV. The maximum energy loss for an electron could be more than 1% for one scattering event, which could have a significant impact on electron beam dynamics. To study this impact, a 6D macroparticle tracking code has been developed by including the Compton scattering, damping, quantum excitation, and synchrotron radiation in the storage ring. The equilibrium states have been studied with this code, and the results show good agreement with theoretical predictions. The electron beam loss rate induced by Compton scattering has also been investigated by varying the input laser beam parameters. This study allows us to optimize the storage ring operation for a stable, high-flux, and narrow-bandwidth gamma-ray beam generation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pan, Z; Byrd, J; Hao, H; Huang, W; Li, D; Sun, C; Wu, YK; Tang, C

Published Date

  • April 18, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 4

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2469-9888

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.22.040702

Citation Source

  • Scopus