Progress Toward the Wisconsin Free Electron Laser

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison/Synchrotron Radiation Center is advancing its design for a seeded VUV/soft X-ray Free Electron Laser facility called WiFEL. To support this vision of an ultimate light source, we are pursuing a program of strategic R&D addressing several crucial elements. This includes development of a high repetition rate, VHF superconducting RF electron gun, R&D on photocathode materials by ARPES studies, and evaluation of FEL facility architectures (e.g., recirculation, compressor scenarios, CSR dechirping, undulator technologies) with the specific goal of cost containment. Studies of high harmonic generation for laser seeding are also planned.

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Bisognano, J; Eisert, D; Fisher, M V; Green, M A; Jacobs, K; Kleman, K J et al. March 1, 2011.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison/Synchrotron Radiation Center is advancing its design for a seeded VUV/soft X-ray Free Electron Laser facility called WiFEL. To support this vision of an ultimate light source, we are pursuing a program of strategic R&D addressing several crucial elements. This includes development of a high repetition rate, VHF superconducting RF electron gun, R&D on photocathode materials by ARPES studies, and evaluation of FEL facility architectures (e.g., recirculation, compressor scenarios, CSR dechirping, undulator technologies) with the specific goal of cost containment. Studies of high harmonic generation for laser seeding are also planned.

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  • 2011 Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC'11), New York, NY, 28 Mar - 1 Apr 2011

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  • Report No.: JLAB-ACC-11-1333
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc839964

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Bisognano, J; Eisert, D; Fisher, M V; Green, M A; Jacobs, K; Kleman, K J et al. Progress Toward the Wisconsin Free Electron Laser, article, March 1, 2011; Newport News, Virginia. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc839964/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.