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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — May. 21, 2012
  • pp: 12048–12058

Full characterization of RF compressed femtosecond electron pulses using ponderomotive scattering

Meng Gao, Hubert Jean-Ruel, Ryan R. Cooney, Jonathan Stampe, Mark de Jong, Maher Harb, German Sciaini, Gustavo Moriena, and R. J. Dwayne Miller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 12048-12058 (2012)

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High bunch charge, femtosecond, electron pulses were generated using a 95 kV electron gun with an S-band RF rebunching cavity. Laser ponderomotive scattering in a counter-propagating beam geometry is shown to provide high sensitivity with the prerequisite spatial and temporal resolution to fully characterize, in situ, both the temporal profile of the electron pulses and RF time timing jitter. With the current beam parameters, we determined a temporal Instrument Response Function (IRF) of 430 fs FWHM. The overall performance of our system is illustrated through the high-quality diffraction data obtained for the measurement of the electron-phonon relaxation dynamics for Si (001).

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OCIS Codes
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: March 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2012
Published: May 11, 2012

Meng Gao, Hubert Jean-Ruel, Ryan R. Cooney, Jonathan Stampe, Mark de Jong, Maher Harb, German Sciaini, Gustavo Moriena, and R. J. Dwayne Miller, "Full characterization of RF compressed femtosecond electron pulses using ponderomotive scattering," Opt. Express 20, 12048-12058 (2012)

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