The Strathclyde terahertz to optical pulse source (TOPS)

D.A. Jaroszynski, B. Ersfeld, G. Giraud, S.P. Jamison, D.R. Jones, R.C. Issac, B.M.W. McNeil, A.D.R. Phelps, Mark Wiggins

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Abstract

We describe the newly created free-electron laser facility situated at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, which will produce ultra-short pulses of high-power electromagnetic radiation in the terahertz frequency range. The FEL will be based on a 4 MeV photoinjector producing picosecond 1 nC electron pulses and driven by a frequency tripled Ti:sapphire laser thus ensuring synchronism with conventional laser based tuneable sources. A synchronised multi-terawatt Ti:sapphire laser amplifier will be used in the study of laser/plasma/electron beam interactions and as a plasma based X-ray source. A substantial user commitment has already been made in support of the programme.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-319
Number of pages2
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume445
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2000

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Keywords

  • Terahertz facility
  • free electron laser
  • laser-plasma interaction

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