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Simulation of the SLAC x-ray free-electron laser
Author(s): Jeff Hall; Robert K. Wong; J. Blau; William B. Colson
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Paper Abstract

The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) linac has been proposed as an electron beam source for a high power X ray FEL. Compressing the electron pulse to a sub-picosecond length yields a peak current of 2500 amps. An electron beam energy of 7 GeV would result in a radiation wavelength of 4 nm and peak optical power in the gigawatt range. In order to examine this proposal, single-mode phase space simulations are run to look at the effectiveness of electron bunching and the onset of saturation. A longitudinal multimode simulation shows coherence development and the trapped-particle instability. Transverse multimode simulations examine the effects of optical guiding and mode distortion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2118, Gas, Metal Vapor, and Free-Electron Lasers and Applications, (25 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176665
Show Author Affiliations
Jeff Hall, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Robert K. Wong, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
J. Blau, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
William B. Colson, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2118:
Gas, Metal Vapor, and Free-Electron Lasers and Applications
Vern N. Smiley; Frank K. Tittel, Editor(s)

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