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Title Study of an HHG-seeded harmonic cascade FEL for the UK's New Light Source
Abstract The New Light Source (NLS) project was launched in April 2008 by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to consider the scientific case and develop a conceptual design for a possible next generation light source based on a combination of synchronised conventional laser and free-electron laser sources. The requirement identified for the FELs was continuous coverage of the photon energy range 50-1000eV with variable polarisation, 20fs pulse widths and good temporal coherence to as high a photon energy as possible. This paper presents a design study of three separate FELs which in combination satisfy these requirements. It is proposed to use an HHG seed source tunable from 50-100eV giving direct seeding at the fundamental FEL wavelength up to 100eV, then one or two stages of harmonic upconversion within the FEL to reach the higher photon energies. FEL simulations using realistic electron beam distributions tracked from the gun to the FEL will be presented, illustrating the predicted coherence properties of the FEL output at different photon energies.
Organisation ASTeC , ASTeC-MaRS , CI , STFC
Keywords Physics , Free Electron Laser , FEL , HHG , ASTeC 2009-2010
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 31st International Free Electron Laser Conference (FEL 09), Liverpool, UK, 23-28 Aug 2009, (2009). weod02.pdf 2009