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Title Few-Cycle Pulse Generation in an X-Ray Free-Electron Laser
Abstract A method is proposed to generate trains of few-cycle x-ray pulses from a free-electron laser (FEL) amplifier via a compact “afterburner” extension consisting of several few-period undulator sections separated by electron chicane delays. Simulations show that in the hard x ray (wavelength ∼0.1  nm; photon energy ∼10  keV) and with peak powers approaching normal FEL saturation (GW) levels, root mean square pulse durations of 700 zs may be obtained. This is approximately two orders of magnitude shorter than that possible for normal FEL amplifier operation. The spectrum is discretely multichromatic with a bandwidth envelope increased by approximately 2 orders of magnitude over unseeded FEL amplifier operation. Such a source would significantly enhance research opportunity in atomic dynamics and push capability toward nuclear dynamics.
Organisation ASTeC , ASTeC-MaRS , CI , STFC
Keywords ASTeC 2012-2013
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Language English (EN)
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Journal Article Phys Rev Lett 110, no. 10 (2013): 104801. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.104801 2013