Author: Goryashko, V.A.
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TUP079 A Swedish Compact Linac-based THz/X-ray Source at FREIA 545
  • V.A. Goryashko
    Private Address, Uppsala, Sweden
  • A. Opanasenko
    NSC/KIPT, Kharkov, Ukraine
  • V. Zhaunerchyk
    University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  THz radiation enables probing and controlling low-energy excitations in matter such as molecular rotations, DNA dynamics, spin waves and Cooper pairs. In view of growing interest to the THz radiation, the Swedish FEL Center and FREIA Laboratory are working on the conceptual design of a compact multicolor photon source for multidisciplinary research. We present the design of such a source driven by high-brightness electron bunches produced by a superconducting linear accelerator. A THz source is envisioned as an FEL oscillator since this enables not only generation of THz pulses with a bandwidth down to 0.01% (with inter-pulse locking technique) but also generation of short pulses with several cycles in duration by detuning the resonator. For pump-probe experiments, the THz source will be complemented with an X-ray source. One of the most promising options is the inverse Compton scattering of quantum laser pulses from electron bunches. Such an X-ray source will operate in water window with output intensity comparable to a second generation synchrotron. The envisioned THz/X-ray source is compact with a cost comparable to the cost of one beamline at a synchrotron.  
TUP012 Numerical Simulation of a Super-radiant THz Source Driven by Femtosecond Electron Bunches 374
  • R.V. Chulkov
    B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics, Belarus, Russia
  • V.A. Goryashko
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • V. Zhaunerchyk
    University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  Funding: We would like to acknowledge the financial support from the Swedish FEL center.
Pulsed THz FELs are typically driven by rf Linacs which produce intense electron bunches with a duration of a few picoseconds or even shorter. When the bunch duration is less than a picosecond, the wavelength of the THz light is greater than the bunch length and the FEL operates in the super-radiant (SR) regime*. In the report, we summarize our studies performed for an SR source operating in the THz frequency range. In particular, we focus on an open-type planar undulator comprising no guiding structure. Using a numerical code that supports 3D modeling of the SR dynamics as well as statistical properties of electron bunches, we analyze influence of electron bunch parameters on generated THz radiation and reveal some surprising results. More specifically, for the considered undulator configuration, we predict degradation in the angular divergence and spectral broadening of the generated radiation as the electron bunch emittance decreases. We also demonstrate how electron bunch broadening associated with the electron energy spread can eventually be suppressed.
* R. Chulkov, V. Goryashko, and V. Zhaunerchyk, Report III of the series of reports by the Swedish FEL Center and FREIA Group,
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