Design of a proof-of-principle experiment toward the generation of coherent optical radiation using a 4-MeV electron beam

Y. E. Sun, P. Piot, D. Mihalcea, H. Panuganti, P. Piot, William Graves

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Abstract

Transverse-to-longitudinal phase-space-exchange techniques have opened new possibilities towards shaping the temporal distribution of electron beams. Sub-ps bunch trains have been experimentally realized at the A0 pho-toinjector at Fermilab. Recently, the combination of such emittance-exchange methods with nanocathode arrays was suggested as the backbone of compact coherent short-wavelength sources. In this paper, we discuss a possible proof-of-principle experiment to produce coherent optical transition radiation using a ∼ 4 MeV electron bunch. The optically-modulated bunch is produced from a structured cathode combined with a transverse-to-longitudinal phase space exchanger.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFEL 2012 - 34th International Free Electron Laser Conference
Pages413-416
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event34th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2012 - Nara, Japan
Duration: Aug 26 2012Aug 31 2012

Other

Other34th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2012
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period8/26/128/31/12

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Sun, Y. E., Piot, P., Mihalcea, D., Panuganti, H., Piot, P., & Graves, W. (2012). Design of a proof-of-principle experiment toward the generation of coherent optical radiation using a 4-MeV electron beam. In FEL 2012 - 34th International Free Electron Laser Conference (pp. 413-416)