The FEL SASE operation, bunch compression and the beam heater

G. Dattoli, M. Labat, M. Migliorati, P.L. Ottaviani, S. Pagnutti, E. Sabia

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We discuss the conditions required for an optimal SASE FEL operation when bunch compression techniques are exploited to enhance the bunch peak current. We discuss the case of velocity bunching and magnetic bunch compression. With reference to the latter technique we provide a quantitative estimate of the amount of laser heater power necessary to suppress the micro-bunching instability without creating any problem to the SASE dynamics. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1945 - 1950
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Dattoli, G., Labat, M., Migliorati, M., Ottaviani, P. L., Pagnutti, S., & Sabia, E. (2011). The FEL SASE operation, bunch compression and the beam heater. Optics Communications, 284(7), 1945 - 1950.