Author: Brenner, G.
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TUA02 Suppression of FEL Lasing by a Seeded Microbunching Instability 289
  • C. Lechner, A. Azima, M. Drescher, L.L. Lazzarino, Th. Maltezopoulos, V. Miltchev, T. Plath, J. Rönsch-Schulenburg, J. Roßbach
    Uni HH, Hamburg, Germany
  • S. Ackermann, J. Bödewadt, G. Brenner, M. Dohlus, N. Ekanayake, T. Golz, T. Laarmann, T. Limberg, E. Schneidmiller, N. Stojanovic, M.V. Yurkov
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • K.E. Hacker, S. Khan, R. Molo
    DELTA, Dortmund, Germany
  Funding: Supported by Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany under contract No. 05K10PE1, 05K10PE3, 05K13GU4, and 05K13PE3 and the German Research Foundation programme graduate school GRK1355.
Collective effects and instabilities due to longitudinal space charge and coherent synchrotron radiation can degrade the quality of the ultra-relativistic, high-brightness electron bunches driving free-electron lasers (FELs). In this contribution, we demonstrate suppression of FEL lasing induced by a laser-triggered microbunching instability at the free-electron laser FLASH. The interaction between the electron bunches and the 800-nm laser pulses takes place in an undulator upstream of the FEL undulators. A significant decrease of XUV photon pulse energies has been observed in coincidence with the laser-electron overlap in the modulator. We discuss the underlying mechanisms based on longitudinal space charge amplification (LSCA) [E.A. Schneidmiller and M.V. Yurkov, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 13, 110701 (2010)] and present measurements.
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