An External Synchronization of PHIL to a High Power Femtosecond Laser

Noureddine ElKamchi, Vincent Chaumat, Petit-Jean-Genaz, Christine (Ed.), Kim, Dong Eon (Ed.), Kim, Kyung Sook (Ed.), Ko, In Soo (Ed.), Schaa, Volker RW (Ed.)
The synchronization accuracy between laser systems and RF wave is a crucial ingredient for the successful operation of any particle accelerator based on photo-emission. In the case of ultra-short highly charged electron accelerator, the beam is highly sensitive to timing jitter. Thus, a high level of synchronization accuracy is needed. In this paper, we describe the current synchronization system of PHIL (electron accelerator at LAL), and a new approach to synchronize PHIL externally with a
more » ... power femtosecond laser (LASERIX) . The main goal of the experience is to design and study a compact way to obtain ultra-short electron bunches (few tens to few hundreds of femtoseconds) under high charge levels (hundred pC). We continue with a description of different modifications made on PHIL timing master to adapt it to external synchronization.
doi:10.18429/jacow-ipac2016-thpoy054 fatcat:nfpnbtymrnazjonklh24js3jxa