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Los Alamos photoinjector-driven free-electron laser
Author(s): Patrick G. O'Shea
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Paper Abstract

The Los Alamos free-electron laser (FEL) facility has been modified by the replacement of the thermionic electron gun and bunchers with a 1300 MHz rf photoinjector. Two more accelerator tanks have been added to increase the beam energy to 40 MeV. Preliminary studies at 15 MeV have demonstrated excellent beam quality with a normalized emittance of 40 (pi) mm-mrad. The beam quality is now sufficient to allow harmonic lasing in the visible. We have recently begun lasing at a wavelength near 3 micrometers .

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1552, Short-Wavelength Radiation Sources, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50590
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Patrick G. O'Shea, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1552:
Short-Wavelength Radiation Sources
Phillip Sprangle, Editor(s)

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