Single spike radiation production at SPARC

V. Petrillo, A. Bacci, L. Serafini, M. Boscolo, M. Ferrario, C. Vaccarezza, G. Dattoli, L. Giannessi, M. Labat, C. Ronsivalle, S. Pagnutti, P. Ottaviani, L. Palumbo, M. Serluca

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We describe a possible experiment aimed at generating sub-picosecond high brightness electron bunches with the SPARC photoinjector, which produce optical single spike radiation pulses in the regime of self-amplified spontaneous emission. The main purpose of the experiment is the production of short electron bunches as long as few SASE cooperation lengths by means of the Velocity Bunching technique. The measure of the properties of the electron beam, the determination of shape and spectrum of the radiation pulse and the validation of the single spike scaling laws will be analysed in order to foresee future operations at shorter wavelength with SPARX. We present in this paper start-to-end simulations of the beam production and FEL performance, statistical analysis and behaviour on the harmonics. The experience gained from this experiment will help in the configuration of the VUV and X-ray FEL SPARX to obtain FEL pulses below 10 fs.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event31st International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2009 - , United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …


Conference31st International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/1/09 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Petrillo, V., Bacci, A., Serafini, L., Boscolo, M., Ferrario, M., Vaccarezza, C., ... Serluca, M. (2009). Single spike radiation production at SPARC. Paper presented at 31st International Free Electron Laser Conference, FEL 2009, United Kingdom.