Author: Iverson, R.H.
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Beam Shaping to Improve the Free-Electron Laser Performance at the Linac Coherent Light Source  
  • Y. Ding, K.L.F. Bane, W.S. Colocho, F.-J. Decker, P. Emma, J.C. Frisch, M.W. Guetg, Z. Huang, R.H. Iverson, J. Krzywinski, H. Loos, A.A. Lutman, T.J. Maxwell, H.-D. Nuhn, D.F. Ratner, J.L. Turner, J.J. Welch, F. Zhou
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  A new operating mode has been developed for the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) in which we shape the longitudinal phase space of the electron beam. This mode of operation is realized using a horizontal collimator located in the middle of the first bunch compressor to truncate the head and tail of the beam. With this method, the electron beam longitudinal phase space and current profile are re-shaped, and improvement in lasing performance can be realized. We present experimental studies at the LCLS of the beam shaping effects on the free electron laser performance.