Author: Khan, S.
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MOP003 Concept for a Seeded FEL at FLASH2 1
 
  • C. Lechner, R.W. Aßmann, J. Bödewadt, M. Dohlus, N. Ekanayake, G. Feng, I. Hartl, T. Laarmann, T. Lang, L. Winkelmann, I. Zagorodnov
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • A. Azima, M. Drescher, Th. Maltezopoulos, T. Plath, J. Roßbach, W. Wurth
    University of Hamburg, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Hamburg, Germany
  • S. Khan, T. Plath
    DELTA, Dortmund, Germany
 
  The free-electron laser (FEL) FLASH is a user facility delivering photon pulses down to 4 nm wavelength. Recently, the second FEL undulator beamline 'FLASH2' was added to the facility. Operating in self-amplified spontaneous emission (SASE) mode, the exponential amplification process is initiated by shot noise of the electron bunch resulting in photon pulses of limited temporal coherence. In seeded FELs, the FEL process is initiated by coherent seed radiation, improving the longitudinal coherence of the generated photon pulses. The conceptual design of a possible seeding option for the FLASH2 beamline envisages the installation of the hardware needed for high-gain harmonic generation (HGHG) seeding upstream of the already existing undulator system. In this contribution, we present the beamline design and numerical simulations of the seeded FEL.  
 
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.
 
 
MOP028 Extraction of the Longitudinal Profile of the Transverse Emittance From Single-Shot RF Deflector Measurements at sFLASH 1
 
  • T. Plath, Ph. Amstutz, L.L. Lazzarino, Th. Maltezopoulos, V. Miltchev, J. Roßbach
    University of Hamburg, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Hamburg, Germany
  • J. Bödewadt, N. Ekanayake, T. Laarmann, C. Lechner
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • S. Khan
    DELTA, Dortmund, Germany
 
  The gain length of the free-electron laser (FEL) process strongly depends on the slice energy spread, slice emittance, and current of the electron bunch. At an FEL with only moderately compressed electron bunches, the slice energy spread is mainly determined by the compression process. In this regime, single-shot measurements using a transverse deflecting rf cavity enable the extraction of the longitudinal profile of the transverse emittance. At the free-electron laser FLASH at DESY, this technique was used to determine the slice properties of the electron bunch set up for seeded operation in the sFLASH experiment. Thereby, the performance of the seeded FEL process as a function of laser-electron timing can be predicted from these slice properties with the semi-analytical Ming-Xie model where only confined fractions of the electron bunch are stimulated to lase. The prediction is well in line with the FEL peak power observed during an experimental laser-electron timing scan. The power profiles of the FEL pulses were reconstructed from the longitudinal phase-space measurements of the seeded electron bunch that was measured with the rf deflector.  
 
MOP042 Status of Seeding Development at sFLASH 1
 
  • V. Grattoni, R.W. Aßmann, J. Bödewadt, I. Hartl, T. Laarmann, C. Lechner, M.M. Mohammad Kazemi, A. Przystawik
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • A. Azima, M. Drescher, W. Hillert, L.L. Lazzarino, V. Miltchev, J. Roßbach
    University of Hamburg, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Hamburg, Germany
  • S. Khan, N.M. Lockmann, T. Plath
    DELTA, Dortmund, Germany
 
  The experimental seeding setup at FLASH has operated now for two years in high-gain harmonic generation mode. Using a transverse deflecting structure downstream of the seeding section allows a temporal characterization of seeded electron bunches. In addition, temporal characterization of the seeded FEL beam can be performed in a dedicated diagnostic hutch. In this contribution, we give an overview of the latest achievements and present an outlook of the planned studies.  
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