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Title: Femtosecond Compression Dynamics and Timing Jitter Suppression in a THz-driven Electron Bunch Compressor

Abstract

We present the first demonstration of THz driven bunch compression and timing stabilization of a relativistic electron beam. Quasi-single-cycle strong field THz radiation is used in a shorted parallel-plate structure to compress a few-fC beam with 2.5 MeV kinetic energy by a factor of 2.7, producing a 39 fs rms bunch length and a reduction in timing jitter by more than a factor of 2 to 31 fs rms. This THz driven technique offers a significant improvement to beam performance for applications like ultrafast electron diffraction, providing a critical step towards unprecedented timing resolution in ultrafast sciences, and other accelerator applications using femtosecond-scale electron beams.

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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) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1604930
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-76SF00515; AC02-05CH11231; 2015-SLAC100238]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 124; Journal Issue: 5]; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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Snively, E. C., Othman, M. A. K., Kozina, M., Ofori-Okai, B. K., Weathersby, S. P., Park, S., Shen, X., Wang, X. J., Hoffmann, M. C., Li, R. K., and Nanni, E. A. Femtosecond Compression Dynamics and Timing Jitter Suppression in a THz-driven Electron Bunch Compressor. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.124.054801.
Snively, E. C., Othman, M. A. K., Kozina, M., Ofori-Okai, B. K., Weathersby, S. P., Park, S., Shen, X., Wang, X. J., Hoffmann, M. C., Li, R. K., & Nanni, E. A. Femtosecond Compression Dynamics and Timing Jitter Suppression in a THz-driven Electron Bunch Compressor. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.124.054801.
Snively, E. C., Othman, M. A. K., Kozina, M., Ofori-Okai, B. K., Weathersby, S. P., Park, S., Shen, X., Wang, X. J., Hoffmann, M. C., Li, R. K., and Nanni, E. A. Sat . "Femtosecond Compression Dynamics and Timing Jitter Suppression in a THz-driven Electron Bunch Compressor". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.124.054801.
@article{osti_1604930,
title = {Femtosecond Compression Dynamics and Timing Jitter Suppression in a THz-driven Electron Bunch Compressor},
author = {Snively, E. C. and Othman, M. A. K. and Kozina, M. and Ofori-Okai, B. K. and Weathersby, S. P. and Park, S. and Shen, X. and Wang, X. J. and Hoffmann, M. C. and Li, R. K. and Nanni, E. A.},
abstractNote = {We present the first demonstration of THz driven bunch compression and timing stabilization of a relativistic electron beam. Quasi-single-cycle strong field THz radiation is used in a shorted parallel-plate structure to compress a few-fC beam with 2.5 MeV kinetic energy by a factor of 2.7, producing a 39 fs rms bunch length and a reduction in timing jitter by more than a factor of 2 to 31 fs rms. This THz driven technique offers a significant improvement to beam performance for applications like ultrafast electron diffraction, providing a critical step towards unprecedented timing resolution in ultrafast sciences, and other accelerator applications using femtosecond-scale electron beams.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevlett.124.054801},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = [5],
volume = [124],
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {2}
}

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