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Title: Design of a free-electron laser driven by the LBNLlaser-plasma-accelerator

Abstract

We discuss the design and current status of a compactfree-electron laser (FEL), generating ultra-fast, high-peak flux, VUVpulses driven by a high-current, GeV electron beam from the existingLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) laser-plasma accelerator,whose active acceleration length is only a few cm. The proposedultra-fast source would be intrinsically temporally synchronized to thedrive laser pulse, enabling pump-probe studies in ultra-fast science withpulse lengths of tens of fs. Owing to the high current (&10 kA) ofthe laser-plasma-accelerated electron beams, saturated output fluxes arepotentially greater than 1013 photons/pulse. Devices based both on SASEand high-harmonic generated input seeds, to reduce undulator length andfluctuations, are considered.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director. Office of Science
OSTI Identifier:
932986
Report Number(s):
LBNL-63488
R&D Project: Z3LFEL; BnR: YN0100000; TRN: US0803738
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Frontiers in FEL Physics and Related Topics, ElbaIsland, Italy, 8-14 September 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43; ACCELERATION; DESIGN; ELECTRON BEAMS; FLUCTUATIONS; FREE ELECTRON LASERS; LASERS; PHYSICS; SEEDS; WIGGLER MAGNETS; Free-electron laser Laser-plasma acceleration soft x-rayFEL

Citation Formats

Schroeder, C.B., Fawley, W.M., Montgomery, A.L., Robinson, K.E., Gruner, F., Bakeman, M., and Leemans, W.P.. Design of a free-electron laser driven by the LBNLlaser-plasma-accelerator. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Schroeder, C.B., Fawley, W.M., Montgomery, A.L., Robinson, K.E., Gruner, F., Bakeman, M., & Leemans, W.P.. Design of a free-electron laser driven by the LBNLlaser-plasma-accelerator. United States.
Schroeder, C.B., Fawley, W.M., Montgomery, A.L., Robinson, K.E., Gruner, F., Bakeman, M., and Leemans, W.P.. Mon . "Design of a free-electron laser driven by the LBNLlaser-plasma-accelerator". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/932986.
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title = {Design of a free-electron laser driven by the LBNLlaser-plasma-accelerator},
author = {Schroeder, C.B. and Fawley, W.M. and Montgomery, A.L. and Robinson, K.E. and Gruner, F. and Bakeman, M. and Leemans, W.P.},
abstractNote = {We discuss the design and current status of a compactfree-electron laser (FEL), generating ultra-fast, high-peak flux, VUVpulses driven by a high-current, GeV electron beam from the existingLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) laser-plasma accelerator,whose active acceleration length is only a few cm. The proposedultra-fast source would be intrinsically temporally synchronized to thedrive laser pulse, enabling pump-probe studies in ultra-fast science withpulse lengths of tens of fs. Owing to the high current (&10 kA) ofthe laser-plasma-accelerated electron beams, saturated output fluxes arepotentially greater than 1013 photons/pulse. Devices based both on SASEand high-harmonic generated input seeds, to reduce undulator length andfluctuations, are considered.},
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year = {Mon Sep 10 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
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