Sub-Picosecond Shot-to-Shot Electron Beam and Laser Timing Using a Photoconductive THz Antenna

Emma Curry, Bryce Jacobson, Alex Murokh, Pietro Musumeci, Schaa, Volker RW (Ed.), Boland, Mark (Ed.), Button, David (Ed.), Riches, Kathleen (Ed.)
Temporal synchronization systems, which measure electron beam time of arrival with respect to a laser pulse, are critical for operation of advanced laser-driven accelerators and light sources. State-of-the-art synchronization tools, relying on electronic e-beam response and photodetector laser response are limited to few GHz bandwidths in most practical configurations. This paper presents a temporal diagnostic instrumentation based upon a photoconductive THz antenna, which could offer an
more » ... uld offer an inexpensive and user friendly method to provide shot-to-shot relative time of arrival information with sub-picosecond accuracy. We describe the overall instrument design and proof-of-concept prototype results at the UCLA PEGASUS facility.
doi:10.18429/jacow-ibic2015-mopb081 fatcat:eyx3dlaanzchnbg4ntq55gqvtu