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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011
  • pp: 317–324

Extreme ultraviolet free electron laser seeded with high-order harmonic of Ti:sapphire laser

Tadashi Togashi, Eiji J. Takahashi, Katsumi Midorikawa, Makoto Aoyama, Koichi Yamakawa, Takahiro Sato, Atsushi Iwasaki, Shigeki Owada, Tomoya Okino, Kaoru Yamanouchi, Fumihiko Kannari, Akira Yagishita, Hidetoshi Nakano, Marie E. Couprie, Kenji Fukami, Takaki Hatsui, Toru Hara, Takashi Kameshima, Hideo Kitamura, Noritaka Kumagai, Shinichi Matsubara, Mitsuru Nagasono, Haruhiko Ohashi, Takashi Ohshima, Yuji Otake, Tsumoru Shintake, Kenji Tamasaku, Hitoshi Tanaka, Takashi Tanaka, Kazuaki Togawa, Hiromitsu Tomizawa, Takahiro Watanabe, Makina Yabashi, and Tetsuya Ishikawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 317-324 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.000317


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Abstract

The 13th harmonic of a Ti:sapphire (Ti:S) laser in the plateau region was injected as a seeding source to a 250-MeV free-electron-laser (FEL) amplifier. When the amplification conditions were fulfilled, strong enhancement of the radiation intensity by a factor of 650 was observed. The random and uncontrollable spikes, which appeared in the spectra of the Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission (SASE) based FEL radiation without the seeding source, were found to be suppressed drastically to form to a narrow-band, single peak profile at 61.2 nm. The properties of the seeded FEL radiation were well reproduced by numerical simulations. We discuss the future precept of the seeded FEL scheme to the shorter wavelength region.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2600) Lasers and laser optics : Free-electron lasers (FELs)
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2010
Published: December 22, 2010

Citation
Tadashi Togashi, Eiji J. Takahashi, Katsumi Midorikawa, Makoto Aoyama, Koichi Yamakawa, Takahiro Sato, Atsushi Iwasaki, Shigeki Owada, Tomoya Okino, Kaoru Yamanouchi, Fumihiko Kannari, Akira Yagishita, Hidetoshi Nakano, Marie E. Couprie, Kenji Fukami, Takaki Hatsui, Toru Hara, Takashi Kameshima, Hideo Kitamura, Noritaka Kumagai, Shinichi Matsubara, Mitsuru Nagasono, Haruhiko Ohashi, Takashi Ohshima, Yuji Otake, Tsumoru Shintake, Kenji Tamasaku, Hitoshi Tanaka, Takashi Tanaka, Kazuaki Togawa, Hiromitsu Tomizawa, Takahiro Watanabe, Makina Yabashi, and Tetsuya Ishikawa, "Extreme ultraviolet free electron laser seeded with high-order harmonic of Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Express 19, 317-324 (2011)
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