|WEPC35||Progress Report of the Spectral Decoding Based EOS with Organic Pockels EO Crystals||765|
Funding: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants No. 20612024 and No. 23360045)
So far, the temporal structure of ultrashort electron bunches has been extensively investigated by various kinds of electro-optic sampling (EOS) techniques, such as temporal, spectral and spatial decoding method, at several FEL accelerator facilities since early 2000’s. Inorganic Pockels EO crystals, i.e., GaP and ZnTe, have been generally utilized for the EOS. On the other hand, since mid-1980’s, organic nonlinear optical materials have been extensively investigated and DAST*, which has fast temporal response in the EO effect, was developed in 1986**. DAST is transparent in visible near to IR wavelength range and absorbent in 0.8-1.3 THz. We introduced the DAST crystal into the EOS and successfully demonstrated the first observation of the bunch charge distribution at the EUV-FEL accelerator, SPring-8 on February 2012***. Through the previous experiment, it is found that the EO signal intensity was gradually decreased. On March and April 2013, we prepared DAST crystals with variety of thickness and succeeded to compare EO signal intensities with different bunch charges. Recent results of both optical and structural analysis will be reported in addition to experimental results.
*4-N, N-dimethylamino-4’-N’-methyl stilbazolium tosylate
**S. Okada et al., Japan Patent Application 61-192404 (1986)
***Y. Okayasu et al., Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 16, 052801 (2013)