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Generation of femtosecond to sub-femtosecond x-ray pulses in free-electron lasers
Author(s): Yuantao Ding
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Paper Abstract

Generation of high power, femtosecond to sub-femtosecond x-ray pulses is attracting much attention within the x-ray free-electron laser (FEL) user community. At the existing FEL facilities, such as the Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC, several methods have been developed to produce such short x-rays. Low-charge operation mode and emittance-spoiling scheme have successfully delivered short pulses for user experiments with duration less than 10 fs. A nonlinear compression mode has been recently developed and the pulse duration could be about 200 as. We will review the recent experimental progress at the LCLS for achieving few-femtosecond x-rays, and also discuss other short pulse schemes for reaching sub-femtosecond regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9512, Advances in X-ray Free-Electron Lasers Instrumentation III, 95121B (12 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2182307
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Yuantao Ding, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9512:
Advances in X-ray Free-Electron Lasers Instrumentation III
Sandra G. Biedron, Editor(s)

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