Generation of coherent undulator radiation at Elph, Tohoku University

S. Kashiwagi, T. Abe, F. H. Hama, Hinode, T. Muto, K. Nanbu, I. Nagasawa, H. Saito, Y. Saito, Y. Shibasaki, K. Takahashi

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Abstract

A test accelerator as a coherent terahertz source (t-ACTS) has been under development at Tohoku University, in which an intense coherent terahertz (THz) radiation generated by an extremely short electron bunch [1]. Velocity bunching scheme in a traveling accelerating structure is employed to generate femtosecond electron bunches [2]. Spatial and temporal coherent radiation in THz region can be produced by the electron bunches with small transverse emittance. A long-period undulator, which has 25 periods with a period length of 10 cm and a peak magnetic field of 0.41 T, has been also developed and installed to provide intense coherent THz undulator radiation. By optimizing the bunch length, we found that it is possible to generate a coherent undulator radiation that contains only the fundamental wave from numerical studies. Beam experiment was performed to generate and observe the coherent undulator radiation from extremely short electron bunches. Coherent undulator radiation from 2.6 to 3.6 THz was demonstrated. The preliminary results of the experiment will be reported in this paper. mentally confirmed the production of short electron bunch by measuring the bunch length using a streak camera and analysing spectrum of coherent transition radiation in THz region [4-6]. Generation of coherent undulator radiation is studied and demonstrated at t-ACTS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th Linear Accelerator Conference, LINAC 2016
PublisherJACoW Publishing
Pages481-484
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501694
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event28th International Linear Accelerator Conference, LINAC 2016 - East Lansing, United States
Duration: 2016 Sep 252016 Sep 30

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 28th Linear Accelerator Conference, LINAC 2016

Conference

Conference28th International Linear Accelerator Conference, LINAC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityEast Lansing
Period16/9/2516/9/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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