Author: Fritz, D.
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Hard X-ray Self-seeding at the Linac Coherent Light Source  
  • P. Emma, J.W. Amann, F.-J. Decker, Y.T. Ding, Y. Feng, J.C. Frisch, D. Fritz, J.B. Hastings, Z. Huang, J. Krzywinski, H. Loos, A.A. Lutman, H.-D. Nuhn, D.F. Ratner, J.A. Rzepiela, S. Spampinati, D.R. Walz, J.J. Welch, J. Wu, D. Zhu
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • W. Berg, R.R. Lindberg, D. Shu, Yu. Shvyd'ko, S. Stoupin, E. Trakhtenberg, A. Zholents
    ANL, Argonne, USA
  • V.D. Blank, S. Terentiev
    TISNCM, Troitsk, Russia
  Funding: Work supported by US Department of Energy, contract number DE-AC02-76SF00515.
We report on experimental results of FEL self-seeding with Angstrom wavelengths at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at SLAC. The scheme, suggested at DESY*, replaces the 16th 4-m long undulator segment (out of 33 total) with a weak magnetic chicane and a diamond-based monochromator in Bragg transmission geometry. The monochromatized SASE FEL pulse from the first half of the undulator line then seeds the second half. This demonstration of hard x-ray self-seeding is shown to narrow the FEL bandwidth by a factor 40-50, allows longitudinally coherent x-ray pulses near the Fourier-transform limit, and may eventually allow an increases in peak brightness by 1-2 orders of magnitude after applying an aggressive undulator field taper.
* G. Geloni, V. Kocharyan, E. Saldin, DESY 10-133, Aug. 2010.
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