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Terahertz generation and acceleration
Author(s): Franz X. Kärtner; Dongfang Zhang; Arya Fallahi; Michael Hemmer; Moein Fakhari; Yi Hua; Huseyin Cankaya; Anne-Laure Calendron; Xiaojun Wu; Luis E. Zapata; Nicholas H. Matlis
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Paper Abstract

The generation and use of THz radiation for electron acceleration and manipulation of electron bunches has progressed over the last decade to a level where practical devices for THz guns, acceleration and a wide range of beam manipulations have become possible. Here, we present on our progress to generated single-cycle THz pulses at the twohundred micro- Joule level to drive advanced acceleration and beam manipulation devices. Specifically, a segmented terahertz electron accelerator and manipulator (STEAM) capable of performing multiple high-field operations on the 6D-phase-space of ultrashort electron bunches is demonstrated using these pulses. Using this device, powered by single-cycle, 0.3 THz pulses, we demonstrate record THz-acceleration of <60 keV, streaking with <10 fs resolution, focusing with <2 kT/m strength, compression to ~100 fs as well as real-time switching between these modes of operation. The STEAM device demonstrates the feasibility of THz-based electron accelerators, manipulators and diagnostic tools enabling science beyond current resolution frontiers with transformative impact.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10917, Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications XII, 109170I (1 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2517434
Show Author Affiliations
Franz X. Kärtner, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
Univ. of Hamburg (Germany)
Dongfang Zhang, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
Arya Fallahi, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
Michael Hemmer, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
Moein Fakhari, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
Yi Hua, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
Huseyin Cankaya, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
Anne-Laure Calendron, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
Xiaojun Wu, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
Luis E. Zapata, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)
Nicholas H. Matlis, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10917:
Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications XII
Laurence P. Sadwick; Tianxin Yang, Editor(s)

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