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TUA01 Parallel Operation of SASE1 and SASE3 at the European XFEL 25
 
  • S. Liu, F. Brinker, W. Decking, L. Fröhlich, R. Kammering, D. Nölle, F. Obier, E. Schneidmiller, M. Scholz, T. Wilksen, M.V. Yurkov
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • R. Boll, N. Gerasimova, T. Mazza, M. Meyer, A. Scherz, H. Sinn
    EuXFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
 
  At the European XFEL a hard X-Ray SASE FEL (SA-SE1) and a soft X-Ray SASE FEL (SASE3) share in series the same electron beamline. This configuration couples the operation conditions for both undulators and their subsequent user experiments in terms of SASE in-tensity and background. We report on our experience in parallel operation and discuss the solutions that enable the operation of both undulators as independently as possible.  
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TUA02
Two-Pulse Schemes in Soft and Hard X-Ray FELs: Robustness Analysis of State-of-the-Art Solutions  
 
  • A.A. Lutman
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
 
  Funding: U.S.Department of Energy, Office of Science, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515
Several X-ray two-pulse schemes have been developed to meet the increasing experimental requirements in terms of power, wavelength separation and delay control. For particular experiments, the wavelength or the delay applicability range limits the choice of the usable scheme to a single one. In other occasions multiple schemes can produce the desired X-ray beams and the choice of the used one falls on operation simplicity. An example are two-color beams in the soft X-rays produced with the fresh-slice schemes that can be enabled by different time-dependent orbit control or by transverse matching. The focus in this talk will be on the operation robustness, reliability and reproducibility for the different two-color schemes.
 
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TUA03
Generation of Sub-Femtosecond X-Ray Pulses at SwissFEL  
 
  • A. Malyzhenkov, Y.P. Arbelo, S. Bettoni, P. Craievich, P. Dijkstal, E. Ferrari, P.N. Juranič, E. Prat, S. Reiche
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
 
  We report on the first generation of sub-femtosecond hard X-ray FEL pulses at SwissFEL. A few microjoule pulses with a single spike in the frequency domain have been predicted by simulations and then experimentally demonstrated. Ultra-short X-ray pulses are produced by the electron bunch with a specially-tailored current profile and longitudinal phase space. This configuration is achieved by means of an optimized nonlinear compression. Two- and three-stage nonlinear compression schemes are compared in terms of FEL performance and stability. We also discuss different FEL lasing regimes that can be realized depending on the particular configuration of the electron beam and undulator settings.  
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TUA04 Harmonic Lasing Experiment at the European XFEL 29
 
  • E. Schneidmiller, F. Brinker, W. Decking, M.W. Guetg, S. Liu, D. Nölle, M. Scholz, M.V. Yurkov, I. Zagorodnov
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • G. Geloni, N. Gerasimova, J. Grünert, S. Karabekyan, N.G. Kujala, J. Laksman, Y. Li, J. Liu, Th. Maltezopoulos, I. Petrov, L. Samoylova, S. Serkez, H. Sinn, F. Wolff-Fabris
    EuXFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
 
  Harmonic lasing is an opportunity to extend the photon energy range of existing and planned X-ray FEL user facilities. Contrary to nonlinear harmonic generation, harmonic lasing can provide a much more intense, stable, and narrow-band FEL beam. Another interesting application is Harmonic Lasing Self-Seeding (HLSS) that allows to improve the longitudinal coherence and spectral power of a Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission (SASE) FEL. This concept was successfully tested at FLASH in the range of 4.5 - 15 nm and at PAL XFEL at 1 nm. In this contribution we present recent results from the European XFEL where we successfully demonstrated operation of HLSS FEL at 5.9 Angstrom and 2.8 Angstrom, in the latter case obtaining both 3rd and 5th harmonic lasing.  
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TUP051 Plasma Accelerator Driven Coherent Spontaneous Emission 157
 
  • B.M. Alotaibi, R. Altuijri
    PNU, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • B.M. Alotaibi, R. Altuijri, A.F. Habib, B. Hidding, B.W.J. MᶜNeil, P. Traczykowski
    USTRAT/SUPA, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • A.F. Habib, B. Hidding, B.W.J. MᶜNeil, P. Traczykowski
    Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
 
  Plasma accelerators [1] are a potentially important source of high energy, low emittance electron beams with high peak currents generated within a relatively short distance. As such, they may have an important application in the driving of coherent light sources such as the Free Electron Laser (FEL) which operate into the X-ray region [2]. While novel plasma photocathodes [3] may offer orders of magnitude improvement to the normalized emittance and brightness of electron beams compared to Radio Frequency-driven accelerators, a substantial challenge is the energy spread and chirp of beams, which can make FEL operation impossible. In this paper it is shown that such an energy-chirped, ultrahigh brightness electron beam, with dynamically evolving current profile due to ballistic bunching at moderate energies, can generate significant coherent radiation output via the process of Coherent Spontaneous Emission (CSE)[4]. While this CSE is seen to cause some FEL-induced electron bunching at the radiation wavelength, the dynamic evolution of the energy chirped pulse dampens out any high-gain FEL interaction.
[1] E. Esary et al., Reviews of Modern Physics p. 1229 (2009).
[2] B. W. J. McNeil and N. R. Thompson, 2010 Nat. Photon.4 814-21
[3] B. Hidding et al., 2012 Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 035001
[4] L. T. Campbell and B. W. J. McNeil, 2012, in Proc. FEL2012
 
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TUP055 Two-Color Operation of FLASH2 Undulator 168
 
  • E. Schneidmiller, M. Braune, B. Faatz, U. Jastrow, M. Kuhlmann, A.A. Sorokin, K.I. Tiedtke, M.V. Yurkov
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
 
  FLASH is the first soft X-ray FEL user facility, routinely providing brilliant photon beams for users since 2005. The second undulator branch of this facility, FLASH2, is gap-tunable which allows to test and use advanced lasing concepts. In particular, we tested recently a two-color mode of operation based on the alternation of tunes of the undulator segments (every other segment is tuned to the second wavelength). This scheme is advantageous in comparison with a subsequent generation of two colors in two different parts of the undulator. First, source positions of two FEL beams are close to each other which makes it easier to handle them. Second, the amplification is more efficient in this configuration since the segments with respectively "wrong" wavelength act as bunchers. We developed methods for online intensity measurements of the two colors simultaneously that require a combination of two detectors. We present some examples of such measurements in the XUV and soft X-ray regimes.  
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TUP056 Feasibility Studies of the 100 keV Undulator Line of the European XFEL 172
 
  • E. Schneidmiller, V. Balandin, W. Decking, M. Dohlus, N. Golubeva, D. Nölle, M.V. Yurkov, I. Zagorodnov
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • G. Geloni, Y. Li, S. Molodtsov, J. Pflüger, S. Serkez, H. Sinn, T. Tanikawa, S. Tomin
    EuXFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
 
  The European XFEL is a multi-user X-ray FEL facility based on superconducting linear accelerator. Presently, three undulators (SASE1, SASE2, SASE3) deliver high-brightness soft- and hard- X-ray beams for users. There are two empty undulator tunnels that were originally designed to operate with spontaneous radiators. We consider instead a possible installation of two FEL undulators. One of them (SASE4) is proposed for the operation in ultrahard X-ray regime, up to the photon energy of 100 keV. In this contribution we present the results of the first feasibility studies of this option.  
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TUP057 Analysis of Parameter Space of Soft X-Ray Free Electron Laser at the European XFEL Driven by High and Low Energy Electron Beam 176
 
  • E. Schneidmiller, M.V. Yurkov
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
 
  Three undulator beamlines: SASE1 and SASE2 (hard X-ray), and SASE3 (soft X-ray) are in operation at the European XFEL serving six user instruments. Next stages of the facility development are installation of two undulator beamlines in empty tunnels SASE4 and SASE5 as medium term upgrade, and extension of the facility with the second fan of undulators as long term upgrade. Construction of soft X-ray beamlines is considered in both upgrade scenario. In the case of SASE4/SASE5 electron beam with energies 8.5 GeV - 17.5 GeV will be used in order to provide simultaneous operation of new undulator beamlines with existing SASE1-SASE3. One of the scenarios for a second fan of undulators involves using of low energy (2.5 GeV) electron beam. In this paper we analyze parameter space of soft X-ray SASE FELs driven by high energy and low energy electron beam, compare output characteristics, and discuss potential advantages and disadvantages.  
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TUP058 First Characterization of the Photon Beam at the European XFEL in July, 2017 180
 
  • V. Balandin, B. Beutner, F. Brinker, W. Decking, M. Dohlus, L. Fröhlich, U. Jastrow, R. Kammering, T. Limberg, D. Nölle, M. Scholz, A.A. Sorokin, K.I. Tiedtke, M.V. Yurkov, I. Zagorodnov
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • U. Boesenberg, W. Freund, J. Grünert, A. Koch, N.G. Kujala, J. Liu, Th. Maltezopoulos, M. Messerschmidt, I. Petrov, L. Samoylova, H. Sinn
    EuXFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
 
  North branch of the European XFEL, SASE1, produced first light on May 3rd, 2017, and XFEL operation has been gradually improved then. First characterization of the photon beam has been performed in July / August 2017, just before an official starting date of user experiments (September 1st, 2017). Energy of the electron beam was 14 GeV, bunch charge was 500 pC, photon energy was 9.3 keV. With photon diagnostics available at that time (X-ray gas monitor (XGM) and FEL imager) we measured the gain curve and traced evolution of the FEL radiation mode along the undulator. An important conclusion is that experimental results demonstrate reasonable agreement with baseline parameters. Developed techniques of the photon beam characterization also provided solid base for identification of the problems and means for improving SASE FEL tuning and operation.  
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TUP059 Influence of Energy Chirp in the Electron Beam and Undulator Tapering on Spatial Properties of the Radiation From Seeded and SASE FEL 184
 
  • E. Schneidmiller, M.V. Yurkov
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
 
  Energy chirp and undulator tapering change resonance condition along the electron beam and undulator which results in modification of the radiation amplification process. Well known examples are post-saturation undulator tapering for radiation power increase, reverse undulator tapering for effective operation of afterburners, and application of linear undulator tapering for compensation of energy chirp effect. These are essentially one dimensional effects. In addition, energy chirp and undulator tapering also change spatial properties of the radiation which can be important for the users of X-ray FEL facilities. In this report we present detailed analysis of the spatial properties of the radiation from an FEL amplifier with tapered undulator and chirped electron beam. Two configurations, seeded FEL amplifier, and SASE FEL are under consideration. Dependence of the spatial distributions on the electron beam properties is studied, and their evolution along the undulator is traced. It is shown that spatial properties of the radiation may be significantly distorted by the effects of energy chirp in the electron beam and undulator tapering.  
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TUP060 An Advanced Compression Option for the European XFEL 187
 
  • I. Zagorodnov, M. Dohlus, E. Schneidmiller, M.V. Yurkov
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
 
  An advanced compression scheme which allows to obtain a high peak current while preserving the low slice emittance is considered. The beam is compressed weakly in the bunch compressors and the current is increased by eSASE setup at the entrance of the undulator line. It is shown by numerical studies that such approach allows to reduce harmful collective effects in the bunch compressors and in the transport line. Simulations of FEL physics confirm the possibility to obtain a high level of SASE radiation at the ultra-hard photon energy level of 100 keV.  
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TUP061 Super-X: Simulations for Extremely Hard X-Ray Generation With Short Period Superconducting Undulators for the European XFEL 191
 
  • S. Serkez, G. Geloni, S. Karabekyan, Y. Li, T. Tanikawa, S. Tomin, F. Wolff-Fabris
    EuXFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
  • C. Boffo
    Bilfinger Noell GmbH, Wuerzburg, Germany
  • S. Casalbuoni
    KIT, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
  • M. Dohlus, E. Schneidmiller, M.V. Yurkov, I. Zagorodnov
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • A. Trebushinin
    BINP, Novosibirsk, Russia
 
  The European XFEL is a high-repetition multi-user facility with nominal photon energy range covering almost 3 orders of magnitude: 250 eV - 25 keV. In this work we explore the possibility to extend the photon energy range of the facility up to 100 keV via combination of superconducting undulator technology, period doubling and harmonic lasing, thus allowing for excellent tunability. To this purpose, we propose a dedicated FEL line, discuss its overall concept and provide analytical and numerical estimations of its expected performance.  
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TUP062 Two Colors at the SASE3 Line of the European XFEL: Project Scope and First Measurements 195
 
  • S. Serkez, G. Geloni, N. Gerasimova, J. Grünert, S. Karabekyan, A. Koch, J. Laksman, Th. Maltezopoulos, T. Mazza, M. Meyer, S. Tomin
    EuXFEL, Schenefeld, Germany
  • W. Decking, L. Fröhlich, V. Kocharyan, Y.A. Kot, E. Saldin, E. Schneidmiller, M. Scholz, M.V. Yurkov, I. Zagorodnov
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • M. Huttula
    University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
  • E. Kukk
    University of Turku, Turku, Finland
 
  The European XFEL is a high-repetition rate facility that generates high-power SASE radiation pulses in three beamlines. A joint upgrade project, with Finnish universities, to equip the SASE3 beamline with a chicane has been recently approved to generate two SASE pulses with different photon energies and temporal separation. In this work we report the status of the project, its expected performance, and recent experimental results. Additionally, we discuss methods to diagnose the properties of the generated radiation.  
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TUP063 Physical Design and FEL Performance Study for FEL-III Beamline of SHINE 199
 
  • N. Huang
    SINAP, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
  • H.X. Deng, B. Liu, D. Wang
    SARI-CAS, Pudong, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
 
  The first hard X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) facility in China, the Shanghai High-Repetition-Rate XFEL and Extreme Light Facility (SHINE), is under construction, which allows for generating X-ray pulses in the photon energy range from 3 keV to 25 keV. To produce X-ray pulses with photon energy up to 25 keV, FEL-III undulator line of SHINE employs superconducting undulators. However, the smaller gap of the superconducting undulator poses serious wakefield effect reducing the FEL power, compared to the normal planar undulator. For a setup design optimization, the design and performance of the FEL-III undulator line are presented using start-to-end beam simulations at self-amplified spontaneous emission (SASE) and self-seeding mode. The wakefield impact on FEL performance is then investigated. A linear undulator tapering technique is adopted for recovering the FEL power to the non-wakefield level.  
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TUP064 Effect on FEL Gain Curve Using Phase Shifters 203
 
  • M.H. Cho, H.-S. Kang, G. Kim, C.H. Shim, H. Yang
    PAL, Pohang, Republic of Korea
 
  Phase matching between FEL and electron beam should be precisely controlled for FEL amplification. Phase shifters located between undulators performs the phase matching. An electron beam can be controlled to be in the in- or out-phase by setting the phase shifters from the phase shifter scan. In this article, we show effects of FEL gain curve by setting the in- and out-phase of electron beam. We address reasons of the reduction of FEL intensity in the out-phase condition dividing the linear and saturation FEL amplification regimes. In the linear regime the gain curve is shifted, and in the saturation regime the electron loss occurs during the undulator tapering. Our results show agreements with experiments performed at PAL-XFEL.  
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TUP065 Optimization of a Coherent Undulator Beamline for New Advanced Synchrotron Light Source in Korea 206
 
  • I.G. Jeong, P. Buaphad, Y.J. Joo, Y. Kim, H.R. Lee
    University of Science and Technology of Korea (UST), Daejeon, Republic of Korea
  • P. Buaphad, Y.J. Joo, Y. Kim, H.R. Lee
    KAERI, Jeongeup-si, Republic of Korea
  • M.Y. Han, I.G. Jeong, J.Y. Lee, S.H. Lee
    Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Daejeon, Republic of Korea
 
  Recently, the demand for a new advanced synchrotron light source in Korea is rapidly growing. Six local governments in Korea would like to host the new synchrotron light source project in their own provinces. The new advanced synchrotron light source will be the Diffraction-Limited Storage Ring (DLSR), which is based on the Multi-Bend Achromat (MBA) lattice. For the new synchrotron light source, we would like to build a special 60-m long coherent undulator beamline, which can deliver high-intensity coherent radiation at the hard X-ray region. To design the coherent undulator beamline, we have performed numerous beam dynamics simulations with GENESIS and SIMPLEX codes. In this paper, we report design concepts and those simulation results for the coherent undulator beamline.  
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TUP066 Start-to-End Simulations for the Soft X-Ray FEL at the MAX IV Laboratory 210
 
  • W. Qin, J. Andersson, F. Curbis, L. Isaksson, M. Kotur, E. Mansten, M.A. Pop, S. Thorin, S. Werin
    MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • F. Curbis, S. Werin
    SLF, Lund, Sweden
 
  Funding: The work is supported by Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation.
A Soft X-ray FEL (the SXL) using the existing 3 GeV linac at the MAX IV Laboratory is currently in the design phase. In this contribution, start-to-end simulations, including the photo-injector simulations using ASTRA, the linac simulations using ELEGANT and the FEL simulations using GENESIS, are presented for 100 pC and 10 pC operation modes. The features of the electron beam from the MAX IV linac and their impact on the FEL performance are discussed.
 
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TUP067 Advanced Concepts in the Design for the Soft X-Ray FEL at MAX IV 214
 
  • W. Qin, F. Curbis, M.A. Pop, S. Werin
    MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • F. Curbis, S. Werin
    SLF, Lund, Sweden
 
  Funding: The work is supported by Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation.
A Soft X-ray FEL (the SXL) is currently being designed at the MAX IV Laboratory. In the work to adapt the FEL to the scientific cases several advanced options are being studied for coherence enhancement, generation of short pulses and two-color pulses. We will discuss the current status and the schemes studied, especially regarding the FEL performance with the features of the MAX IV linac, including a positive energy chirp.
 
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TUP072 Orbital Angular Momentum from SASE 218
 
  • J.F. Morgan, B.W.J. MᶜNeil
    USTRAT/SUPA, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • B.W.J. MᶜNeil, J.F. Morgan, B.D. Muratori, P.H. Williams, A. Wolski
    Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • B.D. Muratori, P.H. Williams
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • A. Wolski
    The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
 
  Radiation with orbital angular momentum, OAM, has many applications such as in imaging systems and microscopic tweezers [1]. The feasibility of generating light with OAM in a free electron laser, FEL, from amplified shot noise in an electron beam is investigated using the FEL simulation code Puffin [2]. This may allow generation of OAM radiation at shorter wavelengths than currently available, as well as the opportunity to incorporate the technique with other SASE manipulation schemes such as mode locking [3].
[1] A. M. Yao and M. J. Padgett, Adv. Opt. Photon. 3, 161(2011)
[2] L. T. Campbell and B. W. J. McNeil, Phys. Plasmas. 19, 093119(2012)
[3] D. J. Dunning, B. W. J. McNeil, and N. R. Thompson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 104801(2013)
 
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