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Seeded SASE free-electron lasers as fully coherent VUV and x-ray sources
Author(s): Josef Feldhaus; Jacek Krzywinski; Evgeny L. Saldin; Jochen R. Schneider; Evgeny A. Schneidmiller; Mikhail V. Yurkov
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Paper Abstract

Single-pass free electron lasers (FEL) based on the self- amplification of spontaneous emission (SASE) do not require optical resonators and may therefore be used in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) and X-ray region down to wavelengths around 0.1 nm. Due to the start-up from noise, however, there is only little longitudinal coherence, and the photon pulses consist of many uncorrelated narrow lines. In this paper we present the conceptual design of two different optical schemes for the VUV SASE-FEL at DESY, aiming at the production of fully coherent, tunable VUV and soft X-ray radiation with good pulse-to-pulse stability. At long wavelengths it is planned to install a narrow-band optical feedback using a blazed grating in Littrow mounting. This scheme is based on the high repetition rate of the accelerator and combines the light pulse coming from the first electron bunch with the fifth electron bunch which amplifies it to saturation. At shorter wavelengths it is proposed to divide the undulator into two parts and put a high-resolution grazing-incidence monochromator in between. This scheme works for any pulse timing because the seeding pulse is combined with the same electron bunch at the entrance of the second undulator driving it to saturation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3451, Time Structure of X-Ray Sources and Its Applications, (1 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331840
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Josef Feldhaus, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
Jacek Krzywinski, Institute of Physics (Poland)
Evgeny L. Saldin, Automatic Systems Corp. (Russia)
Jochen R. Schneider, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
Evgeny A. Schneidmiller, Automatic Systems Corp. (Russia)
Mikhail V. Yurkov, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3451:
Time Structure of X-Ray Sources and Its Applications
Andreas K. Freund; Henry P. Freund; Malcolm R. Howells, Editor(s)

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