Author: Büsing, B.
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MOP027 Seeding of Electron Bunches in Storage Rings 1
 
  • S. Khan, B. Büsing, N.M. Lockmann, C. Mai, A. Meyer auf der Heide, R. Niemczyk, B. Riemann, B. Sawadski, M. Suski, P. Ungelenk
    DELTA, Dortmund, Germany
 
  Funding: Funded by BMBF (05K16PEA), MERCUR (Pr-2014-0047), DFG (INST 212/236-1 FUGG) and the Land NRW.
Seeding schemes for free-electron lasers (FELs) can be adopted to generate ultrashort radiation pulses in storage rings by creating laser-induced microbunches within a short slice of a long electron bunch giving rise to coherent emission at harmonics of the seed wavelength. In addition, terahertz (THz) radiation is produced over many turns. Even without FEL gain, a storage ring is an excellent testbed to study many aspects of seeding schemes and short-pulse diagnostics, given the high repetition rate and stability of the electron bunches. At DELTA, a storage ring operated by the TU Dortmund University in Germany, coherent harmonic generation (CHG) with single and double 40-fs pulses is performed at seed wavelengths of 800 nm or 400 nm. Seeding with intensity-modulated 10-ps pulses is also studied generating tunable narrowband THz radiation. As a preparation for echo-enabled harmonic generation (EEHG), simultaneous seeding with 800/400-nm pulses in two different undulators is performed and several techniques are employed to ensure optimum timing between the seed pulses. The paper describes these experiments and gives an outlook of future applications of seeding at storage rings.