LUX: a design study for a linac-/laser-based ultrafast x-ray source

John N. Corlett, William A. Barletta, Stefano DeSantis, Larry Doolittle, William M. Fawley, Philip Heimann, Stephen Leone, Steven Lidia, Derun Li, Gregory Penn, Alex Ratti, Matheus Reinsch (+14 others)
2004 Fourth Generation X-Ray Sources and Optics II  
We describe the design concepts for a potential future source of femtosecond x-ray pulses based on synchrotron radiation production in a recirculating electron linac. Using harmonic cascade free-electron lasers (FEL's) and spontaneous emission in short-period, narrow-gap insertion devices, a broad range of photon energies are available with tunability from EUV to hard x-ray regimes. Photon pulse durations are controllable and range from 10 fs to 200 fs, with fluxes 10 7 -10 12 photons per
more » ... Full spatial and temporal coherence is obtained for EUV and soft X-rays. A fiber laser master oscillator and stabilized timing distribution scheme are proposed to synchronize accelerator rf systems and multiple lasers throughout the facility, allowing timing synchronization between sample excitation and X-ray probe of approximately 20-50 fs.
doi:10.1117/12.555946 fatcat:5fh7ia4c35fifagwhdptpghtgy