Generation of High-Power High-Intensity Short X-Ray Free-Electron-Laser Pulses

Marc W. Guetg, Alberto A. Lutman, Yuantao Ding, Timothy J. Maxwell, Franz-Josef Decker, Uwe Bergmann, Zhirong Huang
2018 Physical Review Letters  
X-ray Free Electron Lasers combine high pulse power, short pulse length, narrow bandwidth and a high degree of transverse coherence. Any increase in the photon pulse power, while shortening the pulse length, will further push the frontier on several key XFEL applications including single molecule imaging and novel nonlinear X-ray methods. This letter shows experimental results at the Linac Coherent Light Source raising its maximum power to more than 300% of the current limit, while reducing the
more » ... while reducing the photon pulse length to 10 fs. This was achieved by minimizing residual transverse-longitudinal centroid beam offsets and beam yaw, and by correcting the dispersion when operating over 6 kA peak current with a longitudinally shaped beam.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.120.014801 pmid:29350964 fatcat:yvv5faeexvd5fcmty5xsqpjlse