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Title: Ultrahigh harmonics generation in a FEL with a seed laser

Abstract

One of the most challenging problems in modern FEL technology is to operate in the X-ray region, especially in the {open_quotes}water window{close_quotes}. Because of the absence of optical resonators in this range of wavelengths, only a single-pass device may be suitable for this task. The Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission (SASE) mechanism is now under active discussion as a realistic way to provide high-power coherent emission in the X-ray range. Both the undulator parameters and the electron beam parameters required for the lasing are achieveable at today`s technological level. On the other hand, the SASE approach implies a very long and expensive periodic magnetic structure, typically several tens of meters long. This is mainly because of the rather long build-up time necessary to establish a coherent mode from incoherent noise. A mechanism of shortening this time would be therefore highly desirable. In the present paper we consider a scheme using two undulators and a seed-laser to produce coherent X-ray emission. The first undulator and the seed-laser provide a pre-modulation of the beam while the second undulator serves as a source of coherent spontaneous radiation at a very high harmonic of the seed-laser frequency; the whole scheme may then be considered to bemore » an FEL-based frequency upconvertor. The total length of the periodic magnetic structure is shown to be of the order of several meters, nearly an order of magnitude shorter than in the SASE case. For the same beam quality as in the SASE scheme and with realistic seed-laser parameters, the efficiency of the beam pre-modulation at the 50-th (!) harmonic is shown to be as high as 15%. The output radiation is tunable between discrete harmonics of the seed-frequency.« less

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics, Nieuwegein (Netherlands)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
238862
Report Number(s):
BNL-61982-Absts.; CONF-9508156-Absts.
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; ON: DE96002729; TRN: 96:013352
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; X RADIATION; WIGGLER MAGNETS; FIELD EMISSION

Citation Formats

Goloviznin, V V, and Amersfoort, P.W. van. Ultrahigh harmonics generation in a FEL with a seed laser. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.1016/0168-9002(95)01345-8.
Goloviznin, V V, & Amersfoort, P.W. van. Ultrahigh harmonics generation in a FEL with a seed laser. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-9002(95)01345-8
Goloviznin, V V, and Amersfoort, P.W. van. 1995. "Ultrahigh harmonics generation in a FEL with a seed laser". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-9002(95)01345-8. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/238862.
@article{osti_238862,
title = {Ultrahigh harmonics generation in a FEL with a seed laser},
author = {Goloviznin, V V and Amersfoort, P.W. van},
abstractNote = {One of the most challenging problems in modern FEL technology is to operate in the X-ray region, especially in the {open_quotes}water window{close_quotes}. Because of the absence of optical resonators in this range of wavelengths, only a single-pass device may be suitable for this task. The Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission (SASE) mechanism is now under active discussion as a realistic way to provide high-power coherent emission in the X-ray range. Both the undulator parameters and the electron beam parameters required for the lasing are achieveable at today`s technological level. On the other hand, the SASE approach implies a very long and expensive periodic magnetic structure, typically several tens of meters long. This is mainly because of the rather long build-up time necessary to establish a coherent mode from incoherent noise. A mechanism of shortening this time would be therefore highly desirable. In the present paper we consider a scheme using two undulators and a seed-laser to produce coherent X-ray emission. The first undulator and the seed-laser provide a pre-modulation of the beam while the second undulator serves as a source of coherent spontaneous radiation at a very high harmonic of the seed-laser frequency; the whole scheme may then be considered to be an FEL-based frequency upconvertor. The total length of the periodic magnetic structure is shown to be of the order of several meters, nearly an order of magnitude shorter than in the SASE case. For the same beam quality as in the SASE scheme and with realistic seed-laser parameters, the efficiency of the beam pre-modulation at the 50-th (!) harmonic is shown to be as high as 15%. The output radiation is tunable between discrete harmonics of the seed-frequency.},
doi = {10.1016/0168-9002(95)01345-8},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/238862}, journal = {},
issn = {0168-9002},
number = 1-3,
volume = 375,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {12}
}

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