Fibre lasers for gamma colliders
John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science at the University of Oxford, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH, UK
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Received: 13 March 2014
Revised: 24 March 2014
Published online: 4 June 2014
The required laser parameters for recently proposed gamma-gamma collider Higgs factories are presented and reviewed in the context of new developments in high average and peak power fibre laser technology. A possible laser architecture based on fibres is proposed and some issues surrounding high average power frequency conversion to the wavelengths required for a gamma collider are discussed.
© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag, 2014