Author: Curry, E.J.
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TUP069 THz Based Phase-Space Manipulation in a Guided IFEL 519
  • E.J. Curry, S. Fabbri, P. Musumeci
    UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • A. Gover
    University of Tel-Aviv, Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  Funding: This work has been supported by DOE grant DE-FG02-92ER40693, and NSF grant PHY-1415583.
We propose a guided IFEL interaction driven by a broadband THz source to compress a relativistic electron bunch and synchronize it with an external laser pulse. A high field single-cycle THz pulse is group velocity-matched to the electron bunch inside a waveguide, allowing for a sustained interaction in a magnetic undulator. The THz pulse is generated via optical rectification from the external laser source, with peak field of up to 4.6 MV/m. We present measurements of the THz waveform before and after a parallel plate waveguide with varying aperture size and estimate the group velocity. We also present results from a preliminary 1-D multi-frequency simulation code we are developing to model the guided broadband IFEL interaction. Given a 6 MeV, 100 fs electron bunch with an initial 10-3 energy spread, as can be readily produced at the UCLA Pegasus laboratory, the simulations predict a phase space rotation of the bunch distribution that will reduce the initial timing jitter and compress the electron bunch by nearly an order of magnitude.
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