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Title: High-Power Femtosecond Soft X Rays from Fresh-Slice Multistage Free-Electron Lasers

Abstract

In this paper, we demonstrate a novel multistage amplification scheme for self-amplified spontaneous-emission free electron lasers for the production of few femtosecond pulses with very high power in the soft x-ray regime. The scheme uses the fresh-slice technique to produce an x-ray pulse on the bunch tail, subsequently amplified in downstream undulator sections by fresh electrons. With three-stages amplification, x-ray pulses with an energy of hundreds of microjoules are produced in few femtoseconds. Finally, for single-spike spectra x-ray pulses the pulse power is increased more than an order of magnitude compared to other techniques in the same wavelength range.

Authors:
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  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); SLAC Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1461817
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1457204
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 26; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; X-ray beams & optics; free-electron lasers

Citation Formats

Lutman, Alberto A., Guetg, Marc W., Maxwell, Timothy J., MacArthur, James P., Ding, Yuantao, Emma, Claudio, Krzywinski, Jacek, Marinelli, Agostino, and Huang, Zhirong. High-Power Femtosecond Soft X Rays from Fresh-Slice Multistage Free-Electron Lasers. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.120.264801.
Lutman, Alberto A., Guetg, Marc W., Maxwell, Timothy J., MacArthur, James P., Ding, Yuantao, Emma, Claudio, Krzywinski, Jacek, Marinelli, Agostino, & Huang, Zhirong. High-Power Femtosecond Soft X Rays from Fresh-Slice Multistage Free-Electron Lasers. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.120.264801.
Lutman, Alberto A., Guetg, Marc W., Maxwell, Timothy J., MacArthur, James P., Ding, Yuantao, Emma, Claudio, Krzywinski, Jacek, Marinelli, Agostino, and Huang, Zhirong. Tue . "High-Power Femtosecond Soft X Rays from Fresh-Slice Multistage Free-Electron Lasers". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.120.264801. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1461817.
@article{osti_1461817,
title = {High-Power Femtosecond Soft X Rays from Fresh-Slice Multistage Free-Electron Lasers},
author = {Lutman, Alberto A. and Guetg, Marc W. and Maxwell, Timothy J. and MacArthur, James P. and Ding, Yuantao and Emma, Claudio and Krzywinski, Jacek and Marinelli, Agostino and Huang, Zhirong},
abstractNote = {In this paper, we demonstrate a novel multistage amplification scheme for self-amplified spontaneous-emission free electron lasers for the production of few femtosecond pulses with very high power in the soft x-ray regime. The scheme uses the fresh-slice technique to produce an x-ray pulse on the bunch tail, subsequently amplified in downstream undulator sections by fresh electrons. With three-stages amplification, x-ray pulses with an energy of hundreds of microjoules are produced in few femtoseconds. Finally, for single-spike spectra x-ray pulses the pulse power is increased more than an order of magnitude compared to other techniques in the same wavelength range.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevlett.120.264801},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 26,
volume = 120,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: The electron bunch travelling close to a metal corrugated jaw of the dechirper experiences a strong transverse head-tail kick (yellow arrows). The bunch orbit is controlled to have a tail slice travelling straight in the first undulator section. A magnetic chicane delays the electron bunch to overlap themore » photon pulse from the first section with fresh-electrons toward the bunch core. In the second undulator section, the x-ray pulse is amplified by fresh-electrons. A second magnetic chicane delays the electron bunch to overlap the photon pulse with fresh-electrons on the bunch head. In the third undulator section, the x-ray pulse is amplified by fresh-electrons on the bunch head.« less

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