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TUC01 Polarization Control of Storage Ring FELs Using Cross Polarized Helical Undulators ion, FEL, undulator, controls 235
  • J. Yan, H. Hao, S.F. Mikhailov, V. Popov, Y.K. Wu
    FEL/Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  • S. Huang
    PKU, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  • J.L. Li
    IHEP, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  • V. Litvinenko
    Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, USA
  • N.A. Vinokurov
    BINP SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
  For more than two decades, accelerator researchers have been working to gain control of polarization of synchrotron radiation and FELs using non-optical means. In 2005, the first experimental demonstration of polarization control of an FEL beam was realized with the Duke storage-ring FEL. With the recent upgrade of the undulator system, the Duke FEL can be operated with up to four helical undulators simultaneously. Using two sets of helical undulators with opposite helicities, for the first time, we have demonstrated full polarization control of a storage ring FEL. First, the helicity switch of the FEL beam has been realized with good lasing up to a few Hz. Second, the linearly polarized FEL beam has been generated with a high degree of polarization (Plin>0.95). The FEL polarization direction can be fully controlled using a buncher magnet. Furthermore, the use of non-optical means to control the FEL polarization allows us to extend polarization control to gamma-ray beams generated using Compton scattering. This has been experimentally demonstrated with the production of linearly polarized Compton gamma-ray beams with rotatable polarization direction based upon helical undulators.  
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TUP045 Interference-Based Ultrafast Polarization Control at Free Electron Lasers ion, undulator, radiation, electron 329
  • S. Serkez, G. Geloni
    XFEL. EU, Schenefeld, Germany
  • E. Saldin
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  We present a scheme to generate two distinct FEL pulses with different polarization properties and down to 50 fs-order temporal separation. The scheme is based on installation of two consecutive helical undulators, a corrugated structure and emittance spoiler on top of a baseline variable gap undulator, and is exemplified on the SASE3 beamline of the European XFEL. Good temporal coherence by either self or external seeding is preferable. Our schemes can be used for pump-probe experiments and in combination with the "twin-bunch" technique.  
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WEP040 Sub-Femtosecond Time-Resolved Measurements Based on a Variable Polarization X-Band Transverse Deflecting Structures for SwissFEL ion, FEL, undulator, diagnostics 499
  • P. Craievich, M. Bopp, H.-H. Braun, R. Ganter, M. Pedrozzi, E. Prat, S. Reiche, R. Zennaro
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  • R.W. Aßmann, F. Christie, R.T.P. D'Arcy, B. Marchetti, D. Marx
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • N. Catalán Lasheras, A. Grudiev, G. McMonagle, W. Wuensch
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The SwissFEL project, under commissioning at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), will produce FEL radiation for soft and hard X-rays with pulse durations ranging from a few to several tens of femtoseconds. A collaboration between DESY, PSI and CERN has been established with the aim of developing and building an advanced X-Band transverse deflector structure (TDS) with the new feature of providing variable polarization of the deflecting force. As this innovative CERN design requires very high manufacturing precision to guarantee highest azimuthal symmetry of the structure to avoid the deterioration of the polarization of the streaking field, the high-precision tuning-free assembly procedures developed at PSI for the SwissFEL C-band accelerating structures will be used for the manufacturing. Such a TDS will be installed downstream of the undulators of the soft X-ray beamline of SwissFEL and thanks to the variable polarization of the TDS, it will be possible to perform a complete characterization of the 6D phase-space. We summarize in this work the status of the project and its main technical parameters.  
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