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A tunable autocorrelator for pulse measurements at IR FEL-oscillator facilities

Cicek, E.; Seidel, W.; Ketenoglu, B.

Radiation characteristics of a Free-Electron Laser (FEL) such as pulse length, timestructure, intensity, bandwidth, wavelength, power, frequency, etc., which were measured on adiagnostics table, are thoroughly discussed. In this respect, pulse length measurements of an InfraredFEL (IR-FEL) beam are evaluated through an intensity autocorrelator, designed and installed as adiagnostics tool at the “Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)-Radiation Source ELBE”of Germany. In addition, the autocorrelator was designed as a unique, cost-effective, and in-housesetup. It operates within the wavelength range of 3–35 microns, using Cadmium-Telluride (CdTe)crystals in the Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) medium. The intensity autocorrelation curveswere obtained for the FEL beam with the wavelength of 26.2 microns, indicating an FWHM pulseduration ranging between 3.29–8.03 ps with different optical cavity detuning values. Furthermore,the pulse duration of Ti: sapphire laser beam is measured between 1–3 ps through the designedautocorrelator at the ELBE light source. On the other hand, the setup may pave the way for pulselength measurements of the Turkish infrared FEL-oscillator facility (TARLA) as well, which iscurrently under the hardware installation phase. Finally, it is elaborated in section 3 that the uniqueautocorrelator design fully meets all requirements for pulse length measurements of an infraredFEL source.Radiation characteristics of a Free-Electron Laser (FEL) such as pulse length, timestructure, intensity, bandwidth, wavelength, power, frequency, etc., which were measured on adiagnostics table, are thoroughly discussed. In this respect, pulse length measurements of an InfraredFEL (IR-FEL) beam are evaluated through an intensity autocorrelator, designed and installed as adiagnostics tool at the “Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)-Radiation Source ELBE”of Germany. In addition, the autocorrelator was designed as a unique, cost-effective, and in-housesetup. It operates within the wavelength range of 3–35 microns, using Cadmium-Telluride (CdTe)crystals in the Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) medium. The intensity autocorrelation curveswere obtained for the FEL beam with the wavelength of 26.2 microns, indicating an FWHM pulseduration ranging between 3.29–8.03 ps with different optical cavity detuning values. Furthermore,the pulse duration of Ti: sapphire laser beam is measured between 1–3 ps through the designedautocorrelator at the ELBE light source. On the other hand, the setup may pave the way for pulselength measurements of the Turkish infrared FEL-oscillator facility (TARLA) as well, which iscurrently under the hardware installation phase. Finally, it is elaborated in section 3 that the uniqueautocorrelator design fully meets all requirements for pulse length measurements of an infraredFEL source.

Keywords: Beam-line instrumentation (beam position and profile monitors; beam-intensity monitors; bunch lengt

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Publ.-Id: 32549