The feasibility study of measuring the polarization of a relativistic electron beam using a compton scattering gamma-ray source


Journal Article

The Compton scattering of a circularly polarized photon beam and a polarized electron beam leads to an asymmetric spatial distribution of the gamma rays. This asymmetry has been calculated for the High Intensity Gamma-ray Source (HIGS) beam at Duke University. Owing to the high intensity of the HIGS beam, this asymmetry is determined to be measurable with a small statistical error using a simple optical imaging system for gamma-ray beams. We propose to set up this system to measure the polarization of the electron beam in the Duke storage ring. ©2007 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sun, C; Wu, YK

Published Date

  • December 1, 2007

Published In

  • Proceedings of the Ieee Particle Accelerator Conference

Start / End Page

  • 4057 - 4059

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/PAC.2007.4440053

Citation Source

  • Scopus