Author: Van Hoover, Z.
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WEP023 Two Bunches with ns-Separation with LCLS 634
  • F.-J. Decker, S. Gilevich, Z. Huang, H. Loos, A. Marinelli, C.A. Stan, J.L. Turner, Z. Van Hoover, S. Vetter
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Funding: Work supported by U.S. Department of Energy, Contract DE-AC02-76SF00515.
The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) delivers typically one bunch. Two bunches are interesting for pump / probe experiments. Two electron bunches with ps separation have been already produced using a split and delay in the laser which produces them on the gun cathode. Here we present the combination of two lasers with a combiner, this allows any time separation and is it limited to RF bucket spacing so far to about 40 ns limited by the setup of our beam containment system. Different beam energies were also provided and the most challenging part was a transverse separation of a few σs for the two beams. Although this setup was very jittery a successful user experiment was accomplished.
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