Author: Graves, W.S.
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TUB03 ASU Compact XFEL 1
  • W.S. Graves, J.P.J. Chen, P. Fromme, M.R. Holl, R. Kirian, L.E. Malin, K.E. Schmidt, J. Spence, M. Underhill, U. Weierstall, N.A. Zatsepin, C. Zhang
    Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
  • K.-H. Hong, D.E. Moncton
    MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • C. Limborg-Deprey, E.A. Nanni
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Funding: This work was supported by NSF Accelerator Science award 1632780, NSF BioXFEL STC award 1231306 and DOE contract DE-AC02-76SF00515.
ASU is pursuing a concept for a compact x-ray FEL (CXFEL) that uses nanopatterning of the electron beam via electron diffraction and emittance exchange to enable fully coherent x-ray output from electron beams with an energy of a few tens of MeV. This low energy is enabled by nanobunching and use of a short-pulse laser field as an undulator, resulting in an XFEL with 10 m total length and modest cost. The method of electron bunching is deterministic and flexible, rather than dependent on SASE amplification, so that the x-ray output is coherent in time and frequency. The phase of the x-ray pulse can be controlled and manipulated with this method so that new opportunities for ultrafast x-ray science are enabled using e.g. attosecond pulses, very narrow linewidths, or extremely precise timing among multiple pulses with different colors. These properties may be transferred to large XFELs through seeding with the CXFEL beam. Construction of the CXFEL accelerator and laboratory are underway, along with initial experiments to demonstrate nanopatterning via electron diffraction. An overview of the methods, project, and new science enabled are presented.
TUP038 Experiments in Electron Beam Nanopatterning 1
  • C. Zhang, W.S. Graves, L.E. Malin, J. Spence
    Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
  • D.B. Cesar, J.M. Maxson, P. Musumeci, A. Urbanowicz
    UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
  • R.K. Li, E.A. Nanni, X. Shen, S.P. Weathersby, J. Yang
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Funding: This work was supported by NSF Accelerator Science awards 1632780 and 1415583, NSF BioXFEL STC award 1231306, and DOE contracts DE-AC02-76SF00515 and DE-SC0009914.
We report on experiments in nanopatterning electron beams from a photoinjector as a first step toward a compact XFEL (CXFEL). The nanopatterning is produced by Bragg diffraction of relativistic electron beams through a patterned Si crystal consisting of alternating thick and thin strips to produce nanometer-scale electron density modulations. Multi-slice simulations show that the target can be oriented for a two-beam condition where nearly 80% of the elastically scattered electron beam is diffracted into the 220 Bragg peak. An experiment at the two-beam condition measurement has been carried out at the SLAC UED facility showing this effect with 2.26 MeV electrons. We successfully proved a large portion of the main beam is diffracted into 220 spot by tuning the orientation of the sample. Future plans at UCLA are to observe the nanopatterned beam, and to investigate various grating periods, crystal thicknesses, and sample orientations to maximize the contrast in the pattern and explore tuning the period of the modulation. The SLAC measurement results will be presented along with design of the UCLA experiments.