Author: Lambert, G.
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TUP086 Experiment Preparation Towards a Demonstration of Laser Plasma Based Free Electron Laser Amplification 569
  • M.-E. Couprie, C. Benabderrahmane, P. Berteaud, C. Bourassin-Bouchet, F. Bouvet, F. Briquez, L. Cassinari, L. Chapuis, M.E. El Ajjouri, C. Herbeaux, N. Hubert, M. Labat, A. Lestrade, A. Loulergue, J. Lüning, O. Marcouillé, J.L. Marlats, F. Marteau, C. Miron, P. Morin, F. Polack, K. Tavakoli, M. Valléau, D. Zerbib
    SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • I.A. Andriyash, G. Lambert, V. Malka, C. Thaury
    LOA, Palaiseau, France
  • S. Bielawski, C. Evain, C. Szwaj
    PhLAM/CERCLA, Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France
  • X. Davoine
    CEA/DAM/DIF, Arpajon, France
  One direction towards compact Free Electron Laser is to replace the conventional linac by a laser plasma driven beam, provided proper electron beam manipulation to handle the value of the energy spread and of the divergence. Applying seeding techniques also enables to reduce the required undulator length. Rapidly developing Laser Wakefield Accelerators (LWFA) are already able to generate synchrotron radiation. With the presently achieved electron divergence and energy spread an adequate beam manipulation through the transport to the undulator is needed for FEL amplification. A test experiment for the demonstration of FEL amplification with a LWFA is under preparation in the frame of the COXINEL ERC contract in the more general context of LUNEX5. Electron beam transport follows different steps with strong focusing thanks to variable strength permanent magnet quadrupoles, demixing chicane with conventional dipoles, and a second set of quadrupoles for further focusing in the undulator. Progress on the equipment preparation and expected performance are described.  
TUP087 The Status of LUNEX5 Project 574
  • M.-E. Couprie, C. Benabderrahmane, P. Berteaud, C. Bourassin-Bouchet, F. Bouvet, F. Briquez, L. Cassinari, L. Chapuis, J. Daillant, M. Diop, M.E. El Ajjouri, C. Herbeaux, N. Hubert, M. Labat, P. Lebasque, A. Lestrade, A. Loulergue, P. Marchand, O. Marcouillé, J.L. Marlats, C. Miron, P. Morin, A. Nadji, F. Polack, F. Ribeiro, J.P. Ricaud, P. Roy, K. Tavakoli, M. Valléau, D. Zerbib
    SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • S. Bielawski
    PhLAM/CERCLA, Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France
  • B. Carré, D. Garzella
    CEA/DSM/DRECAM/SPAM, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • X. Davoine
    CEA/DAM/DIF, Arpajon, France
  • N. Delerue
    LAL, Orsay, France
  • G. Devanz, A. Mosnier
    CEA/DSM/IRFU, France
  • A. Dubois, J. Lüning
    CCPMR, Paris, France
  • C. Evain, E. Roussel, C. Szwaj
    PhLAM/CERLA, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
  • G. Lambert, R. Lehé, V. Malka, A. Rousse, C. Thaury
    LOA, Palaiseau, France
  • C. Madec
    CEA/IRFU, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  LUNEX5 (free electron Laser Using a New accelerator for the Exploitation of X-ray radiation of 5th generation) aims at investigating the production of short, intense, coherent Free Electron Laser (FEL) pulses in the 40-4 nm spectral range. It comprises a 400 MeV superconducting Linear Accelerator for high repetition rate operation (10 kHz), multi-FEL lines and adapted for studies of advanced FEL schemes, a 0.4 - 1 GeV Laser Wake Field Accelerator (LWFA) for its qualification by a FEL application, a single undulator line enabling seeding with High order Harmonic in Gas and echo configurations and pilot user applications. Concerning the superconducting linac, the electron beam dynamics has been modified from a scheme using a third harmonic linearizer and a compression chicane to dog-leg coupled to sextupoles. Besides, the choice of the gun is under revision for fulfilling to 10 kHz repetition rate. Following transport theoretical studies of longitudinal and transverse manipulation of a LWFA electron beam enabling to provide theoretical amplification, a test experiment is under preparation in collaboration with the Laboratoire d’Optique Appliquée towards an experimental demonstration.  
THA02 Experimental Characterization of FEL Polarization Control with Cross Polarized Undulators 644
  • E. Ferrari, E. Allaria, G. De Ninno, B. Diviacco, D. Gauthier, L. Giannessi, G. Penco, C. Spezzani
    Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, Italy
  • J. Buck, M. Ilchen
    XFEL. EU, Hamburg, Germany
  • G. De Ninno, D. Gauthier
    University of Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
  • L. Giannessi
    ENEA C.R. Frascati, Frascati (Roma), Italy
  • Z. Huang, A.A. Lutman
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • G. Lambert, B. Mahieu
    LOA, Palaiseau, France
  • J. Viefhaus
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  Polarization control of the coherent radiation is becoming an important feature of recent and future short wavelength free electron laser facilities. While polarization tuning can be achieved taking advantage of specially designed undulators, a scheme based on two consecutive undulators emitting orthogonally polarized fields has also been proposed. Developed initially in synchrotron radiation sources, crossed polarized undulator schemes could benefit from the coherent emission that characterize FELs. In this work we report the first detailed experimental characterization of the polarization properties of an FEL operated with crossed polarized undulators in the Soft-X-Rays. Aspects concerning the average degree of polarization and the shot to shot stability are investigated together with a comparison of the performance of various schemes to control and switch the polarization  
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