Polarization control of the coherent radiation is becoming an important feature of recent and future short wavelength free electron laser facilities. While polarization tuning can be achieved taking advantage of specially designed undulators, a scheme based on two consecutive undulators emitting orthogonally polarized fields has also been proposed. Developed initially in synchrotron radiation sources, crossed polarized undulator schemes could benefit from the coherent emission that characterizes FELs. In this work we report the first detailed experimental characterization of the polarization properties of an FEL operated with crossed polarized undulators in the Soft-X-Rays. Aspects concerning the average degree of polarization and the shot to shot stability are investigated together with a comparison of the performance of various schemes to control and switch the polarization.
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||36th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2014 - Basel, Switzerland|
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …
|Conference||36th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2014|
|Period||1/1/14 → …|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Ferrari, E., Allaria, E., Buck, J., De Ninno, G., Diviacco, B., Gauthier, D., Giannessi, L., Huang, Z., Ilchen, M., Lambert, G., Lutman, A. A., Mahieu, B., Penco, G., Spezzani, C., & Viefhaus, J. (2014). Experimental characterization of FEL Polarization control with cross polarized undulators. Paper presented at 36th International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2014, Basel, Switzerland.