Author: Lange, R.
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WEB04 The New IR FEL Facility at the Fritz-Haber-Institut in Berlin 629
  • W. Schöllkopf, W. Erlebach, S. Gewinner, H. Junkes, A. Liedke, G. Meijer, A. Paarmann, G. von Helden
    FHI, Berlin, Germany
  • H. Bluem, D. Dowell, R. Lange, J. Rathke, A.M.M. Todd, L.M. Young
    AES, Medford, New York, USA
  • S.C. Gottschalk
    STI, Washington, USA
  • U. Lehnert, P. Michel, W. Seidel, R. Wünsch
    HZDR, Dresden, Germany
  A mid-infrared oscillator FEL has been commissioned at the Fritz-Haber-Institut. The accelerator consists of a thermionic gridded gun, a subharmonic buncher and two S-band standing-wave copper structures [1,2]. It provides a final electron energy adjustable from 15 to 50 MeV, low longitudinal (<50 keV-ps) and transverse emittance (<20 π mm-mrad), at more than 200 pC bunch charge with a micro-pulse repetition rate of 1 GHz and a macro-pulse length of up to 15 μs. Regular user operation started in Nov. 2013 with 6 user stations. Pulsed radiation with up to 100 mJ macro-pulse energy at about 0.5% FWHM bandwidth is routinely produced in the wavelength range from 4 to 48 μm. We will describe the FEL design and its performance as determined by IR power, bandwidth, and micro-pulse length measurements. Further, an overview of the new FHI FEL facility and first user results will be given. The latter include, for instance, spectroscopy of bio-molecules (peptides and small proteins) conformer selected or embedded in superfluid helium nano-droplets at 0.4 K, as well as vibrational spectroscopy of mass-selected metal-oxide clusters and protonated water clusters in the gas phase.
[1] W. Schöllkopf et al., MOOB01, Proc. FEL 2012.
[2] W. Schöllkopf et al., WEPSO62, Proc. FEL 2013.
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