X-ray-optical cross-correlator for gas-phase experiments at the Linac Coherent Light Source free-electron laser

S. Schorb, T. Gorkhover, J. P. Cryan, J. M. Glownia, M. R. Bionta, R. N. Coffee, B. Erk, R. Boll, C. Schmidt, D. Rolles, A. Rudenko, A. Rouzee, M. Swiggers, S. Carron, J. C. Castagna, J. D. Bozek, Marc Messerschmidt, W. F. Schlotter, C. Bostedt

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Abstract

X-ray-optical pump-probe experiments at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) have so far been limited to a time resolution of 280 fs fwhm due to timing jitter between the accelerator-based free-electron laser (FEL) and optical lasers. We have implemented a single-shot cross-correlator for femtosecond x-ray and infrared pulses. A reference experiment relying only on the pulse arrival time information from the cross-correlator shows a time resolution better than 50 fs fwhm (22 fs rms) and also yields a direct measurement of the maximal x-ray pulse length. The improved time resolution enables ultrafast pump-probe experiments with x-ray pulses from LCLS and other FEL sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number121107
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume100
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 19 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Schorb, S., Gorkhover, T., Cryan, J. P., Glownia, J. M., Bionta, M. R., Coffee, R. N., ... Bostedt, C. (2012). X-ray-optical cross-correlator for gas-phase experiments at the Linac Coherent Light Source free-electron laser. Applied Physics Letters, 100(12), [121107]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3695163

X-ray-optical cross-correlator for gas-phase experiments at the Linac Coherent Light Source free-electron laser. / Schorb, S.; Gorkhover, T.; Cryan, J. P.; Glownia, J. M.; Bionta, M. R.; Coffee, R. N.; Erk, B.; Boll, R.; Schmidt, C.; Rolles, D.; Rudenko, A.; Rouzee, A.; Swiggers, M.; Carron, S.; Castagna, J. C.; Bozek, J. D.; Messerschmidt, Marc; Schlotter, W. F.; Bostedt, C.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 100, No. 12, 121107, 19.03.2012.

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Schorb, S, Gorkhover, T, Cryan, JP, Glownia, JM, Bionta, MR, Coffee, RN, Erk, B, Boll, R, Schmidt, C, Rolles, D, Rudenko, A, Rouzee, A, Swiggers, M, Carron, S, Castagna, JC, Bozek, JD, Messerschmidt, M, Schlotter, WF & Bostedt, C 2012, 'X-ray-optical cross-correlator for gas-phase experiments at the Linac Coherent Light Source free-electron laser', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 100, no. 12, 121107. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3695163
Schorb, S. ; Gorkhover, T. ; Cryan, J. P. ; Glownia, J. M. ; Bionta, M. R. ; Coffee, R. N. ; Erk, B. ; Boll, R. ; Schmidt, C. ; Rolles, D. ; Rudenko, A. ; Rouzee, A. ; Swiggers, M. ; Carron, S. ; Castagna, J. C. ; Bozek, J. D. ; Messerschmidt, Marc ; Schlotter, W. F. ; Bostedt, C. / X-ray-optical cross-correlator for gas-phase experiments at the Linac Coherent Light Source free-electron laser. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2012 ; Vol. 100, No. 12.
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