Author: Feng, Y.
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MOP018 Distributed Self-Seeding Scheme for LCLS-II 1
  • C. Yang, Y. Feng, T.O. Raubenheimer, C.-Y. Tsai, J. Wu, M. Yoon, G. Zhou
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • B. Yang
    University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, USA
  Funding: The work was supported by the US Department of Energy (DOE) under contract DE-AC02-76SF00515 and the US DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program grant FWP-2013-SLAC-100164.
Self-seeding is a successful approach for generating high-brightness x-ray free electron laser (XFEL). A single-crystal monochromator in-between the undulator sections to generate a coherent seed is adopted in LCLS. However, for a high-repetition rate machine like LCLS-II, the crystal monochromator in current setup cannot sustain the high average power; hence a distributed self-seeding scheme utilizing multi-stages is necessary. Based on the criteria set on the crystal, the maximum allowed x-ray energy deposited in the crystal will determine the machine configuration for such a distributed self-seeding scheme. In this paper, a distributed self-seeding configuration is optimized for LCLS-II type projects in the hard x-ray FEL energy regime. The study is carried out based on numerical simulation.
MOP061 X-ray Regenerative Amplifier Free-Electron Laser Concepts for LCLS-II 1
  • G. Marcus, Y. Ding, J.P. Duris, Y. Feng, Z. Huang, J. Krzywinski, T.J. Maxwell, D.F. Ratner, T.O. Raubenheimer
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • K.-J. Kim, R.R. Lindberg, Yu. Shvyd'ko
    ANL, Argonne, Illinois, USA
  • D.C. Nguyen
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  High-brightness electron beams that will drive the next generation of high-repetition rate X-ray FELs allow for the possibility of optical cavity-based feedback. One such cavity-based FEL concept is the Regenerative Amplifier Free-Electron Laser (RAFEL). This paper examines the design and performance of possible RAFEL configurations for LCLS-II. The results are primarily based on high-fidelity numerical particle simulations that show the production of high brightness, high average power, fully coherent, and stable X-ray pulses at LCLS-II using both the fundamental and harmonic FEL interactions.  
Generating Subfemtosecond Hard X-Ray Pulses with Optimized Nonlinear Bunch Compression  
  • S. Huang
    PKU, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  • Y. Ding, Y. Feng, E. Hemsing, Z. Huang, J. Krzywinski, A.A. Lutman, A. Marinelli, T.J. Maxwell, D. Zhu
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Funding: This work is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515 and the National Key Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2016YFA0401904).
A simple method for generating single-spike hard x-ray pulses in free-electron lasers (FELs) has been developed at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). By optimizing the electron bunch compression in experiments, we have obtained half of the hard x-ray FEL shots containing single-spike spectrum. At 5.6-keV photon energy, the single-spike shots have a mean pulse energy of about 10 J with 70% intensity fluctuation and the pulse width (full width at half maximum) is evaluated to be at 200-attosecond level.
TUB01 Seeding Experiments and Seeding Options for LCLS II 1
  • E. Hemsing, R.N. Coffee, W.M. Fawley, Y. Feng, B.W. Garcia, J.B. Hastings, Z. Huang, G. Marcus, D.F. Ratner, T.O. Raubenheimer
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • G. Penn, R.W. Schoenlein
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  We discuss the present status of FEL seeding experiments toward the soft x-ray regime and on-going studies on possible seeding options for the high repetition soft x-ray line at LCLS-II. The seeding schemes include self-seeding, cascaded HGHG, and EEHG to reach the 1-2 nm regime with the highest possible brightness and minimal spectral pedestal. We describe relevant figures of merit, performance expectations, and potential issues.