Author: Poletto, L.P.
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MOA02 First Lasing of a Free Electron Laser in the Soft X-Ray Spectral Range with Echo Enabled Harmonic Generation 7
  • E. Allaria, A. Abrami, L. Badano, M. Bossi, N. Bruchon, F. Capotondi, D. Castronovo, M. Cautero, P. Cinquegrana, M. Coreno, I. Cudin, M.B. Danailov, G. De Ninno, A.A. Demidovich, S. Di Mitri, B. Diviacco, W.M. Fawley, M. Ferianis, L. Foglia, G. Gaio, F. Giacuzzo, L. Giannessi, S. Grulja, F. Iazzourene, G. Kurdi, M. Lonza, N. Mahne, M. Malvestuto, M. Manfredda, C. Masciovecchio, N.S. Mirian, I. Nikolov, G. Penco, E. Principi, L. Raimondi, P. Rebernik Ribič, R. Sauro, C. Scafuri, P. Sigalotti, S. Spampinati, C. Spezzani, L. Sturari, M. Svandrlik, M. Trovò, M. Veronese, D. Vivoda, M. Zaccaria, D. Zangrando, M. Zangrando
    Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, Italy
  • H.-H. Braun, E. Ferrari, E. Prat, S. Reiche
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  • N. Bruchon
    University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
  • M. Coreno
    CNR-ISM, Trieste, Italy
  • M.-E. Couprie, A. Ghaith
    SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • G. De Ninno
    University of Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
  • C. Feng
    SARI-CAS, Pudong, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
  • F. Frassetto, L.P. Poletto
    LUXOR, Padova, Italy
  • D. Garzella
    CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • V. Grattoni
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • E. Hemsing
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • P. Miotti
    CNR-IFN, Padova, Italy
  • G. Penn
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  • M.A. Pop
    MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • E. Roussel
    PhLAM/CERCLA, Villeneuve d’Ascq Cedex, France
  • T. Tanikawa
    EuXFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
  • D. Xiang
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
  We report on the successful operation of a Free Electron Laser (FEL) in the Echo Enabled Harmonic Generation (EEHG) scheme at the FERMI facility at Sincrotrone Trieste. The experiment required a modification of the FEL-2 undulator line which, in normal operation, uses two stages of high-gain harmonic generation separated by a delay line. In addition to a new seed laser, the dispersion in the delay-line was increased, the second stage modulator changed and a new manipulator installed in the delay-line chicane hosting additional diagnostic components. With this modified setup we have demonstrated the first evidence of strong exponential gain in a free electron laser operated in EEHG mode at wavelengths as short as 5 nm.  
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About • paper received ※ 21 August 2019       paper accepted ※ 28 August 2019       issue date ※ 05 November 2019  
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