Author: Loos, H.
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TUPEA086 Femtosecond Electron Beam and X-ray Beams at the Linac Coherent Light Source 1316
  • Y.T. Ding, A. Brachmann, F.-J. Decker, R.C. Field, J.C. Frisch, Z. Huang, R.H. Iverson, H. Loos, H.-D. Nuhn, D.F. Ratner, J.L. Turner, J.J. Welch, J. Wu, F. Zhou
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • P. Emma
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  Generation of ultrashort x-ray pulses (femtoseconds to attoseconds) is attracting much attention within the x-ray FEL user community. At the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), we have successfully delivered femtosecond x-ray pulses to the users with two operating modes – low-charge (20-40pC) scheme and emittance spoiling foil method. Diagnostics on the femtosecond beams is also a challenging topic and good progresses have been made at LCLS. In this paper we report the experimental studies on the two femtosecond operation schemes, the x-ray performance and also the diagnostic progress.  
WEODB101 X-ray Spectra and Peak Power Control with iSASE 2068
  • J. Wu, F.-J. Decker, Y. Feng, J. Krzywinski, H. Loos, A.A. Lutman, A. Marinelli, H.-D. Nuhn, C. Pellegrini, D.F. Ratner, D.H. Zhang, D. Zhu
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Funding: Work is supported by U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract DE-AC02-76SF00515.
We report the first measurement of spectral line-width reduction in a self-amplified spontaneous emission (SASE) X-ray free-electron laser (FEL) obtained by introducing repeated delays of the electron bunch with respect to the radiation field pulse. The improved longitudinal coherence obtained by this method reduces the intensity spiking effect characteristic of a SASE FEL. The electron-photon delays introduced along the FEL undulator mix the spikes phase and amplitude, increasing the cooperation length and generating a smaller bandwidth than in the conventional SASE mode of operation of an FEL. We call this mode of operation, based on repeated electron-photon delays, ‘‘improved SASE'' (iSASE). We also show with theoretical and simulation analysis that in the iSASE mode it is possible to choose the separation and magnitude of the delays to obtain a nearly transform limited X-ray pulse. This analysis is carried out using a time dependent, one-dimensional model and with GENESIS numerical simulation, including three-dimensional effects.
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WEOBB201 Commissioning of the X-band Transverse Deflector for Femtosecond Electron/X-Ray pulse Length Measurements at LCLS 2091
  • Y.T. Ding, C. Behrens, J.C. Frisch, Z. Huang, P. Krejcik, J.R. Lewandowski, H. Loos, J.W. Wang, M.-H. Wang, J.J. Welch
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • C. Behrens
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  X-ray free-electron lasers provide ultrashort x-ray pulses from several to a few hundred femtoseconds for multidisciplinary users. However, tremendous challenges remain in the measurement and control of these ultrashort pulses with femtosecond precision, for both the electron beam and the x-ray pulses. A new diagnostic scheme adding a transverse radio-frequency deflector at the end of the linac coherent light source (LCLS) undulator beamline has been proposed*. Two 1-m long deflecting structures have been installed at LCLS during the summer of 2012. Installation of the high power RF components including the klystron, waveguide, RF controls etc. is proceeding and commissioning is scheduled for March 2013. We report the latest progress of the commissioning of the deflector at LCLS.
* Y. Ding et al., Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 14, 120701 (2011)
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