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Title: Free-electron laser driven by the LBNL laser-plasma accelerator

Abstract

A design of a compact free-electron laser (FEL), generating ultra-fast, high-peak flux, XUV pulses is presented. The FEL is driven by a high-current, 0.5 GeV electron beam from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) laser-plasma accelerator, whose active acceleration length is only a few centimeters. The proposed ultra-fast source ({approx}10 fs) would be intrinsically temporally synchronized to the drive laser pulse, enabling pump-probe studies in ultra-fast science. Owing to the high current (> or approx.10 kA) of the laser-plasma-accelerated electron beams, saturated output fluxes are potentially greater than 10{sup 13} photons/pulse. Devices based both on self-amplified spontaneous emission and high-harmonic generated input seeds, to reduce undulator length and fluctuations, are considered.

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2]; ;  [3]; ;  [1]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)
  2. Sektion Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, 85748 Garching (Germany)
  3. University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21255293
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1086; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 13. advanced accelerator concepts workshop, Santa Cruz, CA (United States), 27 Jul - 2 Aug 2008; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3080982; (c) 2009 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATION; ELECTRON BEAMS; EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; FREE ELECTRON LASERS; MEV RANGE 100-1000; PHOTONS; PLASMA GUNS; PULSES; WAKEFIELD ACCELERATORS; WIGGLER MAGNETS

Citation Formats

Schroeder, C B, Fawley, W M, Robinson, K E, Toth, Cs, Gruener, F, Bakeman, M, Nakamura, K, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, Esarey, E, Leemans, W P, and University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557. Free-electron laser driven by the LBNL laser-plasma accelerator. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3080982.
Schroeder, C B, Fawley, W M, Robinson, K E, Toth, Cs, Gruener, F, Bakeman, M, Nakamura, K, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, Esarey, E, Leemans, W P, & University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557. Free-electron laser driven by the LBNL laser-plasma accelerator. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3080982
Schroeder, C B, Fawley, W M, Robinson, K E, Toth, Cs, Gruener, F, Bakeman, M, Nakamura, K, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, Esarey, E, Leemans, W P, and University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557. Thu . "Free-electron laser driven by the LBNL laser-plasma accelerator". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3080982.
@article{osti_21255293,
title = {Free-electron laser driven by the LBNL laser-plasma accelerator},
author = {Schroeder, C B and Fawley, W M and Robinson, K E and Toth, Cs and Gruener, F and Bakeman, M and Nakamura, K and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 and Esarey, E and Leemans, W P and University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557},
abstractNote = {A design of a compact free-electron laser (FEL), generating ultra-fast, high-peak flux, XUV pulses is presented. The FEL is driven by a high-current, 0.5 GeV electron beam from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) laser-plasma accelerator, whose active acceleration length is only a few centimeters. The proposed ultra-fast source ({approx}10 fs) would be intrinsically temporally synchronized to the drive laser pulse, enabling pump-probe studies in ultra-fast science. Owing to the high current (> or approx.10 kA) of the laser-plasma-accelerated electron beams, saturated output fluxes are potentially greater than 10{sup 13} photons/pulse. Devices based both on self-amplified spontaneous emission and high-harmonic generated input seeds, to reduce undulator length and fluctuations, are considered.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3080982},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/21255293}, journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1086,
place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {1}
}