In the Etude d’un LaSer Accordable linear accelerator, electron bunches consist of trains of picosecond pulses extracted from a photocathode by a drive laser system. The fluctuations of the mean intensity of pulse trains at the output of the laser system are around 3% rms. A feed-forward stabilization system that reduces these fluctuations to better than 0.7% rms for periods of 5 min is presented.
© 1997 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 30, 1996
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 1997
Published: November 20, 1997
Vincent Le Flanchec, Jean-Paul Blésès, Serge Striby, and Jean-Paul Laget, "Stabilization system of a photoinjector drive laser," Appl. Opt. 36, 8541-8546 (1997)