Author: Suphakul, S.
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TUP057 Development of Compact THz-FEL System at Kyoto University 501
  • S. Suphakul, T. Kii, H. Ohgaki, Y. Tsugamura, H. Zen
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Q.K. Jia
    USTC/NSRL, Hefei, Anhui, People's Republic of China
  We are developing a compact accelerator based terahertz (THz) radiation source by free-electron laser (FEL) at the Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University. The system consists of a 1.6 cell BNL type photocathode RF-gun, a focusing solenoid magnet, a magnetic bunch compressor, focusing quadrupoles and an undulator. The system generates an ultra-short electron pulse in a few hundred femtoseconds shorter than radiation wavelength, resulting in super-radiant emission from the undulator. The target radiation wavelength is 100 to 300 μm. A tracking simulation and optimization are performed by using PARMELA and General Particle Tracer (GPT) code. The FEL radiations are analyzed by a 1 dimensional FEL theory. The design parameters, simulation results and status are reported and discussed in this paper.  
THP045 Development of Photocachode Drive Laser System for RF Guns in KU-FEL 828
  • H. Zen, T. Kii, H. Ohgaki, S. Suphakul
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • R. Kuroda, Y. Taira
    AIST, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
  Funding: This research was supported by ZE Research Program, IAE, Kyoto University (ZE26A-22).
We have been developing an accelerator based infrared light sources at Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University. An MIR-FEL has been developed* and a THz-FEL is under development**. A thermionic RF gun has been used as the electron source of MIR-FEL. A project of photocathode upgrade of the current thermionic RF gun is now undergoing to increase the peak power of the FEL. We need to develop multi-bunch laser for this purpose. On the other hand, the THz-FEL will be a single-pass FEL using an S-band 1.6-cell photocathode RF gun. For this purpose, a single-bunch laser is enough. A photocathode drive laser system for those purposes has been developed. The laser system consists of an Nd:YVO4 mode-locked oscillator with an integrated AOM, a laser pointing stabilizer, two diode pumped Nd:YAG amplifiers, and harmonic generators. In case of single-bunch operation of the laser, the pulse energy of higher than 150 micro-J at 266 nm has been obtained. For multi-bunch operation, 70 micro-J/micro-pulse and 70 pulses have been obtained. Optimization for multi-bunch operation of the laser is under going. In the conference, status of development of the drive laser will be presented.
*H. Zen, et al., Infrared Physics & Technology, vol. 51, pp.382-385 (2008).
**S. Suphakul, et al., in this conference.