Streak Camera Measurements of the APS PC Gun Drive Laser

Jeffrey Dooling, Alex Lumpkin, White, Marion (Ed.), Shiltsev, Vladimir (Ed.), Power, Maria (Ed.), Schaa, Volker RW (Ed.)
We report recent pulse-duration measurements of the APS PC Gun drive laser at both second harmonic (SH, 527 nm) and fourth harmonic (FH. 263 nm) wavelengths. The drive laser is a Nd:Glass-based CPA with the IR wavelength (1053 nm) twice doubled to obtain UV output for the gun. A Hamamatsu C5680 streak camera and an M5675 synchroscan unit are used for these measurements; the synchroscan unit is tuned to 119 MHz, the 24th subharmonic of the linac operating frequency. Calibration is accomplished
more » ... n is accomplished both electronically and optically. Electronic calibration utilizes a programmable delay line in the 119 MHz rf path. The optical delay employs an etalon with known spacing between reflecting surfaces; this etalon is coated for the visible, SH wavelength. IR pulse duration is monitored with an autocorrelator. Fitting the streak camera image projected profiles with Gaussians, UV rms pulse durations are found to vary from 2.1 ps to 3.5 ps as the IR varies from 2.2 ps to 5.2 ps.
doi:10.18429/jacow-napac2016-mopob08 fatcat:xwkbfisrxvchda4mgbmued6wre