ISSN - 01689002, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 1998, vol. 406, 1, p. 13-49
An interaction region for gamma-gamma and gamma-electron collisions at TESLA/SBLC
Linear colliders offer a unique opportunity to study γγ and γe interactions. Using the laser backscattering method one can obtain γγ, γe colliding beams with an energy and luminosity comparable to that in e+e- collisions. This work is part of the Conceptual Design of TESLA/SBLC linear colliders considering a second interaction region for γγ and γe collisions. We consider here possible physics in high-energy γγ, γe collisions, e → γ conversion, requirements to lasers, collision schemes, attainable luminosities, backgrounds, possible lasers, optics at the interaction region and other associated problems. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.