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FEL 2015 37th

Name: FEL 2015 37th

Location: Daejeon, Korea

Date: 2015-01-01

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2 papers from the conference:

title: TAPERING STUDIES FOR TW LEVEL X-RAY FELS WITH A SUPERCONDUCTING UNDULATOR AND BUILT-IN FOCUSING
format: conference proceeding
conference: FEL 2015 37th
year: 2015
4 authors: C. Emma | C. Pellegrini | K. Fang | J. Wu
abstract: Tapering optimization schemes for TeraWatt (TW) level X-ray Free Electron Lasers (FELs) are critically sensitive to the length of individual undulator and break sections. Break sections can be considerably shortened if the focusing quadrupole field is superimposed on the undulator field, increasing the filling factor and the overall extraction efficiency of the tapered FEL. Furthermore, distributed focusing reduces the FODO length and allows one to use smaller beta functions, reducing particle de-trapping due to betatron motion from the radial tails of the electron beam. We present numerical calculations of the tapering optimization for such an undulator using the three dimensional time dependent code GENESIS. Time dependent simulations show that 8 keV photons can be produced with over 3 TW peak power in a 100m long undulator. We also analyze in detail the time dependent effects leading to power saturation in the taper region. The impact of the synchrotron sideband growth on particle detrapping and taper saturation is discussed. We show that the optimal taper profile obtained from time independent simulation does not yield the maximum extraction efficiency when multi-frequency effects are included. A discussion of how to incorporate these effects in a revised model is presented.
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title: FEMTOSECOND X-RAY PULSE GENERATION WITH AN ENERGY CHIRPED ELECTRON BEAM
format: conference proceeding
conference: FEL 2015 37th
year: 2015
7 authors: C. Emma | C. Pellegrini | Y. Ding | G. Marcus | A. Lutman | Z. Huang | A. Marinelli
abstract: We study the generation of short (sub 10 fs) pulses in the X-ray spectral region using an energy chirped electron beam in a Self Amplified Spontaneous Emission Free Electron Laser (SASE FEL) and a self-seeding monochromator [1-4]. The monochromator filters a small bandwidth, short duration pulse from the frequency chirped SASE spectrum. This pulse is used to seed a small fraction of the long chirped beam, hence a short pulse with narrow bandwidth is amplified in the following undulators. We present start-to-end simulation results for LCLS operating in the soft X-ray self-seeded mode with an energy chirp of 1% over 30 fs and a bunch charge of 150 pC. We show the possibility to generate 5 fs pulses with a bandwidth 0.3 eV. We also assess the possibility of further shortening the pulse by utilizing one more chicane after the self-seeding stage and shifting the radiation pulse to a “fresh” part of the electron beam. Experimental study on this short pulse seeding mode has been planned at the LCLS.
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