A design for the generation of temporally-coherent radiation pulses in the VUV and beyond by a self-seeding high-GaIn free electron laser amplifier

B W J McNeil, N R Thompson, D J Dunning, J G Karssenberg, P J M van der Slot, K-J Boller

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Abstract

A proposal for a self-seeding, tunable free-electron laser amplifier operating in the vacuum ultra-violet (VUV) region of the spectrum is presented. Full three-dimensional (3D) modelling of the free electron laser and the optical feedback system has been carried out. Simulations demonstrate the generation of near transform limited radiation pulses with peak powers in the hundreds of megawatts. Preliminary 1D simulations show that by using a similar system it may be possible to extend such operation beyond the VUV to higher photon energies.
LanguageEnglish
Article number239
Number of pages23
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

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Keywords

  • free-electron lasers
  • ultraviolet light
  • accelerator beams
  • electromagnetism
  • vacuum ultra-violet
  • self-seeding

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A design for the generation of temporally-coherent radiation pulses in the VUV and beyond by a self-seeding high-GaIn free electron laser amplifier. / McNeil, B W J; Thompson, N R; Dunning, D J; Karssenberg, J G; van der Slot, P J M; Boller, K-J.

In: New Journal of Physics, Vol. 9, 239, 07.2007.

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