Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date




Publication Title

Proceedings, 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2017)



Conference Name

8th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2017), Copenhagen, Denmark, May 14-19, 2017


There exists an increasing demand for compact Inverse Compton Light Sources (ICLS) capable of producing substantial fluxes of narrow-band X-rays. While multiple design proposals have been made, compared to typical bremsstrahlung sources, most of these have comparable fluxes and improve on the brilliance within a 0.1% bandwidth by only a few orders of magnitude. By applying cw superconducting rf beam acceleration and rf focusing to produce a beam of small emittance and magnetic focusing to produce a small spot size on the order of a few microns at collision, the source presented here provides a 12 keV X-ray beam which outperforms other compact designs and bremsstrahlung sources. Compared to a bremsstrahlung source, the flux is improved by at least an order of magnitude and the average brilliance by six orders of magnitude. Surpassing other compact ICLS designs, the source presented here is attractive to a wide variety of potential users.


This paper is authored by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC under U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177.

Copyright © 2017 by JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland.

Published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported license.

Original Publication Citation

Deitrick, K., Delayen, J., & Krafft, G. (2017). High average brilliance compact inverse compton light source. Paper presented at the 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.


0000-0002-8222-8740 (Delayen), 0000-0002-0328-5828 (Krafft)