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Zhou, S.

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MOPAS044 The Laser System for the ERL Electron Source at Cornell University 530
  • D. G. Ouzounov, I. V. Bazarov, B. M. Dunham, C. K. Sinclair
    Cornell University, Department of Physics, Ithaca, New York
  • F. W. Wise, S. Zhou
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  Funding: Work Supported by the National Science Foundation under contract PHY 0131508

Cornell University is developing a high brightness, high average current electron source for the injector of an ERL based synchrotron radiation source. The source is a DC electron gun with a negative electron affinity photoemission cathode. The photocathode is illuminated by a 1300 MHz CW train of optical pulses to produce a 100 mA average current beam. The optical pulse train is generated by frequency doubling the output of a diode-pumped, mode-locked Yb-fiber oscillator-amplifier system. The 50 MHz fundamental frequency oscillator is locked on its 26th harmonic to produce the 1300 MHz train. The oscillator output is amplified in three stages and doubled to give 26 W in the green. The doubled beam is diffraction limited (M2 = 1.08) with a pulse width of 2.5 ps. This pulse is split and differentially delayed in a series of birefringent crystals to produce a flat top temporal profile with fast rise and fall times. The final pulse shape is measured by cross-correlation. The pulses are spatially shaped by a commercial aspheric lens system. A full power system operating at 50 MHz is in routine use for electron beam measurements. Detailed laser performance information will be presented.