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Title: Coherent harmonic production using a two-section undulator FEL

Abstract

We present measurements and a theoretical analysis of a new method of generating harmonic radiation in a free-electron laser oscillator with a two section undulator in a single optical cavity. To produce coherent harmonic radiation the undulator is arranged so that the downstream undulator section resonance frequency matches a harmonic of the upstream undulator. Both the fundamental and the harmonic optical fields evolve in the same optical cavity and are coupled out with different extraction fractions using a hole in one of the cavity mirrors. We present measurements that show that the optical power at the second and third harmonic can be enhanced by more than an order of magnitude in this fundamental/harmonic configuration. We compare the production of harmonic radiation of a two sectioned fundamental/harmonic undulator with that produced from a FEL operating at its highest efficiency with a step-tapered undulator, where the bunching at the end of the first section is very large. We examine, the dependence of the harmonic power on the intracavity power by adjusting the optical cavity desynchronism, {delta}L. We also examine the evolution of the fundamental and harmonic powers as a function of cavity roundtrip number to evaluate the importance of the small signalmore » gain at the harmonic. We compare our measurements with predictions of a multi-electron numerical model that follows the evolution of fundamental and harmonic power to saturation. This fundamental/harmonic mode, of operation of the FEL may have useful applications in the production of coherent X-ray and VUV radiation, a spectral range where high reflectivity optical cavity mirrors are difficult or impossible to manufacture.« less

Authors:
 [1]; ;  [2]
  1. Commissariat a l`Energie, Bruyeres-le-Chatel (France)
  2. Centre Universitaire Paris-Sud (France); and others
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
238642
Report Number(s):
BNL-61982-Absts.; CONF-9508156-Absts.
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; ON: DE96002729; TRN: 96:013131
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 375; Journal Issue: 1-3; Conference: 17. international free electron laser conference, New York, NY (United States), 21-25 Aug 1995; Other Information: PBD: [1995]; Related Information: Is Part Of 17th international free electron laser conference and 2nd international FEL users` workshop. Program and abstracts; PB: 300 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; FREE ELECTRON LASERS; HARMONIC GENERATION; WIGGLER MAGNETS; COHERENT RADIATION

Citation Formats

Jaroszynski, D A, Prazeres, R, and Glotin, F. Coherent harmonic production using a two-section undulator FEL. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.1016/0168-9002(95)01475-6.
Jaroszynski, D A, Prazeres, R, & Glotin, F. Coherent harmonic production using a two-section undulator FEL. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-9002(95)01475-6
Jaroszynski, D A, Prazeres, R, and Glotin, F. Sun . "Coherent harmonic production using a two-section undulator FEL". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-9002(95)01475-6. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/238642.
@article{osti_238642,
title = {Coherent harmonic production using a two-section undulator FEL},
author = {Jaroszynski, D A and Prazeres, R and Glotin, F},
abstractNote = {We present measurements and a theoretical analysis of a new method of generating harmonic radiation in a free-electron laser oscillator with a two section undulator in a single optical cavity. To produce coherent harmonic radiation the undulator is arranged so that the downstream undulator section resonance frequency matches a harmonic of the upstream undulator. Both the fundamental and the harmonic optical fields evolve in the same optical cavity and are coupled out with different extraction fractions using a hole in one of the cavity mirrors. We present measurements that show that the optical power at the second and third harmonic can be enhanced by more than an order of magnitude in this fundamental/harmonic configuration. We compare the production of harmonic radiation of a two sectioned fundamental/harmonic undulator with that produced from a FEL operating at its highest efficiency with a step-tapered undulator, where the bunching at the end of the first section is very large. We examine, the dependence of the harmonic power on the intracavity power by adjusting the optical cavity desynchronism, {delta}L. We also examine the evolution of the fundamental and harmonic powers as a function of cavity roundtrip number to evaluate the importance of the small signal gain at the harmonic. We compare our measurements with predictions of a multi-electron numerical model that follows the evolution of fundamental and harmonic power to saturation. This fundamental/harmonic mode, of operation of the FEL may have useful applications in the production of coherent X-ray and VUV radiation, a spectral range where high reflectivity optical cavity mirrors are difficult or impossible to manufacture.},
doi = {10.1016/0168-9002(95)01475-6},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/238642}, journal = {},
issn = {0168-9002},
number = 1-3,
volume = 375,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {12}
}

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