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Prokop, C.R.

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TUP069 Low Energy Photoemission Electron Source for Applications in THz Radiation Production and Time-Resolved Electron Microscopy 554
  • N. Vinogradov, P. Piot, C.R. Prokop
    Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
  • J.W. Lewellen, J. Noonan
    ANL, Argonne

Funding: Work supported by the Department of Education under contract P116Z010035 with Northern Illinois University.
A simple, inexpensive, and compact low-energy (~20 KeV) photoemission electron source was designed, built and recently commissioned. It uses a commercial ultraviolet photocathode drive laser producing 3 ns RMS pulse. The source will eventually be used to drive a table-top THz radiation source, based on the Smith-Purcell free-electron laser scheme, and could also have potential application to time-resolved electron microcopy. We present experimental measurements of the photoemitted electron beam and numerical simulations of the anticipated parameters. We also discuss the generation of flat beams required to efficiently drive the THz radiation source.