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Development of an XUV-IR free-electron laser user facility for scientific research and industrial applications
Author(s): Brian Emerson Newnam; Roger W. Warren; Steven D. Conradson; John C. Goldstein; Brian D. McVey; Mark J. Schmitt; C. James Elliott; Michael J. Burns; Bruce E. Carlsten; Kwok-Chi D. Chan; W. J. D. Johnson; Tai-San Wang; Richard L. Sheffield; Karl L. Meier; R. H. Olsher; Marion L. Scott; J. E. Griggs
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Paper Abstract

Los Alamos has designed and proposes to establish an XUV-IR free-electron laser (FEL) user facility for scientific research and industrial applications based on coherent radiation ranging from soft x rays as short as 1 nm to far-infrared wavelengths as long as 100 micrometers . As the next-generation light source beyond low-emittance storage rings with undulator insertion devices, this proposed national FEL user facility should make available to researchers broadly tunable, picosecond-pulse, coherent radiation with 104 to 107 greater spectral flux and brightness. The facility design is based on two series of FEL oscillators including one regenerative amplifier. The primary series of seven FEL oscillators, driven by a single, 1-GeV rf linac, spans the short-wavelength range from 1 to 600 nm. A second 60-MeV rf linac, synchronized with the first, drives a series of three Vis/IR FEL oscillators to cover the 0.5 to 100-micrometers range. This paper presents the motivation for such a facility arising from its inherently high power per unit bandwidth and its potential use for an array of scientific and industrial applications, describes the facility design, output parameters, and user laboratories, makes comparisons with synchrotron radiation sources, and summarizes recent technical progress that supports the technical feasibility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 1552, Short-Wavelength Radiation Sources, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50602
Show Author Affiliations
Brian Emerson Newnam, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Roger W. Warren, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Steven D. Conradson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
John C. Goldstein, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Brian D. McVey, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Mark J. Schmitt, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
C. James Elliott, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Michael J. Burns, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Bruce E. Carlsten, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Kwok-Chi D. Chan, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
W. J. D. Johnson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Tai-San Wang, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Richard L. Sheffield, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Karl L. Meier, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
R. H. Olsher, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Marion L. Scott, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
J. E. Griggs, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


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

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