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SLAC-PUB-7337
Laser cooling of electron beams for linear colliders

Abstract

A novel method of electron beam cooling is considered which can be used for linear colliders. The electron beam is cooled during collision with focused powerful laser pulse. With reasonable laser parameters (laser flash energy about 10 J) one can decrease transverse beam emittances by a factor about 10 per one stage. The ultimate transverse emittances are much below of that given by other methods. Depolarization of a beam during the cooling is about 5--15 \% for one stage. This method is especially useful for photon colliders and open new possibilities for \EPEM\ colliders and x-ray FEL based on high energy linacs.

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