Author: Bultrini, D.
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TUP059 Alternative Electron Beam Slicing Methods for CLARA and X-ray FELs 1
  • D.J. Dunning, H.M. Castaneda Cortes, S.P. Jamison, T.A. Mansfield, N. Thompson, D.A. Walsh
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • D. Bultrini, S.P. Jamison, N. Thompson
    Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • D. Bultrini
    University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
  Methods to generate ultra-short radiation pulses from X-ray FELs commonly slice a relatively long electron bunch to feature one (or more) short regions of higher beam quality which then lase preferentially. The slotted foil approach spoils the emittance of all but a short region, while laser-based alternatives modulate the electron beam energy, improving potential synchronisation to external sources. The CLARA FEL test facility under development in the UK will operate at 100-400 nm, aiming to demonstrate FEL schemes applicable at X-ray wavelengths. We present new laser-based slicing schemes which may better suit the wavelength range of CLARA and provide options for X-ray facilities.