Author: Hemsing, E.
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TUEPPB011 Echo Enabled High Mode Generation for X-ray FELs 1140
  • E. Hemsing
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • A. Marinelli
    UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  Funding: Work supported by U.S. DOE under Contract Nos. DE-AC02-76SF00515 and DE-FG02-07ER46272.
We describe a simple technique based on a modified echo-enabled harmonic generation (EEHG) scheme to manipulate the three-dimensional electron beam microbunching distribution in order to generate higher-order optical modes in an FEL. As with EEHG, the concept uses two modulators and two chicanes to produce microbunching. However, in one of the modulators, the resonant interaction with the laser has a well-defined transverse structure that becomes strongly correlated to the longitudinal microbunching distribution. Both high-harmonic frequencies and high transverse mode numbers can be generated through a transversely-dependent echo effect.
TUEPPB015 Generation of Narrow-Band Coherent Tunable Terahertz Radiation using a Laser-Modulated Electron Beam 1146
  • M.P. Dunning, C. Hast, E. Hemsing, R.K. Jobe, D.J. McCormick, J. Nelson, T.O. Raubenheimer, K. Soong, Z.M. Szalata, D.R. Walz, S.P. Weathersby, D. Xiang
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Funding: Work supported by US DOE contract DE-AC02-76SF00515.
The technical layout and initial results of an experiment to generate narrow-band, coherent, tunable terahertz (THz) radiation through the down-conversion of the frequency of optical lasers using a laser-modulated electron beam are described. In this experiment a 120 MeV electron beam is first energy modulated by two lasers with different wavelengths. After passing through a dispersive section, the energy modulation is converted into a density modulation at THz frequencies. This density-modulated beam will be used to generate narrow-band THz radiation using a coherent transition radiator inserted into the beam path. The central frequency of the THz radiation can be tuned by varying the wavelength of one of the two lasers or the energy chirp of the electron beam. The experiment is being performed at the NLCTA at SLAC, and will utilize the existing Echo-7 beamline, where echo-enabled harmonic generation (EEHG) was recently demonstrated.