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.
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||New Journal of Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2007|
- free-electron lasers
- ultraviolet light
- accelerator beams
- vacuum ultra-violet