Author: Dyunin, E.
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TUC04 Enhancement of Radiative Energy Extraction in an FEL Oscillator by Post-Saturation Beam Energy Ramping 1
 
  • H. S. Marks, A. Gover
    University of Tel-Aviv, Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • E. Dyunin, Yu. Lurie
    Ariel University, Ariel, Israel
 
  We present experimental results showing a greater than 50% increase in post-saturation radiation power extraction from a Free Electron Laser oscillator based on an electrostatic accelerator. Electrostatic accelerator free electron laser oscillators have the potential for CW operation. Present day operating oscillators rely on long pulses of electrons, tens of microseconds in duration; they generate correspondingly long radiation pulses, at a single longitudinal mode after a mode competition process. The presented post-saturation power extraction enhancement process is based on temporal tapering (up-ramping) of the beam energy, enabling a large synchrotron oscillation swing of the trapped electron bunches in passage along the interaction length. We further discuss the theoretical limits of the temporal tapering efficiency enhancement process.