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Title: Double chirp-taper x-ray free-electron laser for attosecond pump-probe experiments

Abstract

In this paper we propose a double chirp-taper method to produce two subfemtosecond x-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs) using electron beams with sinusoidal energy modulation. The taper of the undulator is optimized to control the power profile of each XFEL pulse to obtain a single-spike power shape. We present start-to-end numerical simulations of this method to demonstrate the generation of two XFEL pulses with ~0.4 fs full width at half maximum, with a time separation tunable from 0 to tens of fs and energy separation limited by the available undulator tuning range. The output of this method provides a powerful tool for XFEL pump-probe experiments at the attosecond timescale.

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Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1510375
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1526411
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Accelerators and Beams
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Accelerators and Beams Journal Volume: 22 Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9888
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

Citation Formats

Zhang, Zhen, Duris, Joseph, MacArthur, James P., Huang, Zhirong, and Marinelli, Agostino. Double chirp-taper x-ray free-electron laser for attosecond pump-probe experiments. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.22.050701.
Zhang, Zhen, Duris, Joseph, MacArthur, James P., Huang, Zhirong, & Marinelli, Agostino. Double chirp-taper x-ray free-electron laser for attosecond pump-probe experiments. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.22.050701.
Zhang, Zhen, Duris, Joseph, MacArthur, James P., Huang, Zhirong, and Marinelli, Agostino. Thu . "Double chirp-taper x-ray free-electron laser for attosecond pump-probe experiments". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.22.050701.
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author = {Zhang, Zhen and Duris, Joseph and MacArthur, James P. and Huang, Zhirong and Marinelli, Agostino},
abstractNote = {In this paper we propose a double chirp-taper method to produce two subfemtosecond x-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs) using electron beams with sinusoidal energy modulation. The taper of the undulator is optimized to control the power profile of each XFEL pulse to obtain a single-spike power shape. We present start-to-end numerical simulations of this method to demonstrate the generation of two XFEL pulses with ~0.4 fs full width at half maximum, with a time separation tunable from 0 to tens of fs and energy separation limited by the available undulator tuning range. The output of this method provides a powerful tool for XFEL pump-probe experiments at the attosecond timescale.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.22.050701},
journal = {Physical Review Accelerators and Beams},
number = 5,
volume = 22,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.22.050701

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: Longitudinal phase space of the ideal electron beam. The shaded area is spoiled to suppress lasing in the undulator. The dotted lines denote the peak slopes of the energy chirp. The left slope is used to generate the first color and the right one is for the secondmore » color. The beam’s head is to the right.« less

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