Scaling of Beam Collective Effects with Bunch Charge in the CompactLight Free-Electron Laser

Simone Di Di Mitri, Andrea Latina, Marcus Aicheler, Avni Aksoy, David Alesini, Graeme Burt, Alejandro Castilla, Jim Clarke, Hector Mauricio Castañeda Cortés, Michele Croia, Gerardo D'Auria, Marco Diomede (+15 others)
2020 Photonics  
The CompactLight European consortium is designing a state-of-the-art x-ray free-electron laser driven by radiofrequency X-band technology. Rooted in experimental data on photo-injector performance in the recent literature, this study estimates analytically and numerically the performance of the CompactLight delivery system for bunch charges in the range 75–300 pC. Space-charge forces in the injector, linac transverse wakefield, and coherent synchrotron radiation in bunch compressors are all
more » ... ressors are all taken into account. The study confirms efficient lasing in the soft x-rays regime with pulse energies up to hundreds of microjoules at repetition rates as high as 1 kHz.
doi:10.3390/photonics7040125 fatcat:b3ed7atcnjghlp7owcxtdgx4rm