An optical resonator with a high-efficient output coupler was developed for the JAERI far-infrared free- electron laser. The optical resonator is symmetrical near-concentric geometry with an insertable scraper output coupler. As a result of the development of the optical resonator, the JAERI-FEL has been successfully lased with averaged power over 1kW. Performance of the optical resonator with the output coupler was evaluated at optical wavelength of 22 μm by using an optical mode calculation code. The output coupling and diffractive loss with a dominant eigen-mode of the resonator were calculated using an iterative computation called Fox-Li procedure. An efficiency factor of the optical resonator was introduced for the evaluation of the optical resonator performance. The efficiency factor was derived by the amount of the output coupling and diffractive loss of the optical resonator. It was found that the optical resonator with the insertable scraper coupler was the most suitable to a high-power and high-efficient far-infrared free-electron laser.
- Free-electron laser
- Optical resonator
- Output coupler
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering