Jul 19 – 21, 2017
DESY, Zeuthen
Europe/Berlin timezone

SP6: Experimental Optimization and Characterization of Electron Beams for Generating IR/THz SASE FEL Radiation with PITZ

Jul 20, 2017, 10:15 AM
SR3 (DESY, Zeuthen)


DESY, Zeuthen

Platanenallee 6 15738 Zeuthen Germany
Speedposter_Beam Dynamics and Photon Sources Speed-Posterpresentation: Beam Dynamics and Photon Sources


Mr Prach Boonpornprasert (DESY, Zeuthen)


The Photo Injector Test facility at DESY, Zeuthen site (PITZ), develops high brightness electron sources for modern linac-based Free Electron Lasers (FELs). The PITZ accelerator can also be considered as a suitable machine for the development of an IR/THz source prototype for pump-probe experiments at the European XFEL. One of the interesting options for the IR/THz generation with PITZ is to generate the radiation by means of a SASE FEL using an uncompressed electron beam with bunch length of a few 10 ps and a peak current of ~200 A. In this contribution, results of experimental optimizations and characterizations, including transverse phase space, slice transverse emittance and longitudinal phase space, of electron beams with bunch charges of 4 nC are presented and discussed. The measurements were done with beam momenta of 15 MeV/c and 22 MeV/c. Results of IR/THz SASE FEL calculations by using the GENESIS1.3 code based on the measured beam parameters are also presented and discussed.

Primary author

Mr Prach Boonpornprasert (DESY, Zeuthen)


Dr Anne Oppelt (DESY, Zeuthen) Mr Chaipattana Saisa-ard (CMU, Thailand) Dr David Kalantaryan (DESY, Zeuthen) Mr David Melkumyan (DESY, Zeuthen) Dr Frank Stephan (DESY, Zeuthen) Dr Galina Asova (INRNE, Sofia, Bulgaria) Mr Gregor Loisch (DESY, Zeuthen) Dr Holger Huck (DESY, Zeuthen) Dr Houjun Qian (DESY, Zeuthen) Mr Igor Isaev (DESY, Zeuthen) Mr James Good (DESY, Zeuthen) Dr Mikhail Krasilnikov (DESY, Zeuthen) Mr Osip Lishilin (DESY, Zeuthen) Dr Quantang Zhao (IMP/CAS, Lanzhou, China) Dr Tino Rublack (DESY, Zeuthen) Dr Xin Li (DESY, Zeuthen) Dr Ye Chen (DESY, Zeuthen) Dr Yves Renier (DESY, Zeuthen)

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