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Title LCLS Injector Laser Modulation to Improve FEL Operation Efficiency and Performance
Abstract In the Linear Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at SLAC, the injector laser plays an important role as the source of the electron beam for the Free Electron Laser (FEL). The injector laser strikes a copper photocathode which emits photo-electrons due to photo-electric effect. The emittance of the electron beam is highly related to the transverse shape of the injector laser. Currently the LCLS injector laser has hot spots that degrade the FEL performance. The goal of this project is to use adaptive optics to modulate the transverse shape of the injector laser, in order to produce a desired shape of electron beam. With a more controllable electron transverse profile, we can achieve lower emittance for the FEL, improve the FEL performance and operation reliability. We first present various options for adaptive optics and damage test results. Then we will discuss the shaping process with an iterative algorithm to achieve the desired shape, characterized by Zernike polynomial deconstruction.
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Keywords Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom , The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom , H.D. Zhang , UMD, College Park, Maryland, USA , E.J. Montgomery , R.B. Fiorito,
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 6th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC'15), Richmond, VA, USA, 3-8 May 2015, (2015): 1813-1815. http://accelconf.…/papers/tupje074.pdf 2015