Public Note / ACCDT / BDS LLNL-TR-403955 ILC-NOTE-2008-043

Photon Collider Technology Readiness and Near Term Plans

Gronberg, J. ; Omori, T. ; Seryi, A. ; Takahashi, T. ; Telnov, V. ; Urakawa, J. ; Variola, A. ; Woods, M. ; Zomer, F.

Abstract: A photon collider is a potential stage in a linear collider program with a rich physics program. Achieving a photon collider depends on the efficient generation and use of Joule-level, terawatt laser pulses in order to convert the majority of an incoming electron drive beam into highenergy photons. Progress in the field of high power lasers has been steady, driven by the needs of inertial confinement fusion and other applications. Various schemes to reduce the total laser power required for a photon collider by recirculating and reusing the laser light have been proposed. We review the current state of laser and recirculating optics technology and outline a multistage R&D program to develop and demonstrate a photon collider laser and optics system.

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