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UV photoemission from metal cathodes for picosecond power switches

Description: Results are reported of photoemission studies using laser pulses of 10 ps duration and 4.66 eV photon energy on metal cathodes. These included thin wires, flat surfaces and an yttrium cathode with a grainy surface. The measurements of current density and quantum efficiency under low and high surface fields indicate that field assisted efficiencies exceeding 0.1% and current densities exceeding 10/sup 5/ A/cm/sup 2/ are obtainable. The results are compared to the requirements of switch power applications. 24 refs., 13 figs., 1 tab.
Date: January 1, 1989
Creator: Fischer, J.; Srinivasan-RAo, T. & Tsang, T.
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Low temperature heat capacity of scandium and alloys of scandium

Description: The heat capacity of three electrotransport purified scandium samples has been measured from 1 to 20/sup 0/K. The resultant electronic specific heat constant and Debye temperature are 10.337 +- 0.015 mJ/gm-atom K/sup 2/ and 346.7 +- 0.8/sup 0/K respectively, and these values are believed to be truly representative of intrinsic scandium. Alloying studies have also been carried out to investigate the band structure of scandium based on the rigid band model, with zirconium to raise the electron concentration and magnesium to lower it. The results are then compared to the theoretical band structure calculations. Low temperature heat capacity measurements have also been made on some dilute Sc-Fe alloys. An anomaly is observed in the C/T vs. T/sup 2/ plot, but the C vs. T curve shows no evidence of magnetic ordering down to 1/sup 0/K, and electrical resistance measurement from 4 to 0.3/sup 0/K also indicates that no magnetic ordering took place.
Date: December 1, 1977
Creator: Tsang, T. W.E.
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Progress in the optoelectronic analog signal transfer for high energy particle detectors

Description: We report the progress in the development of a radiation hard Optoelectronic analog system to transfer particle detector signals with high accuracy. We will present the motivation of this study, the operating principle of the optoelectronic system, the system noise study, the recent R D efforts on radiation effect, temperature stability, and the realization of an integrated l {times} l6 optical modulator. The issue of photon source for driving such a large-scale optoelectronic modulators is a major concern. We will address this problem by examining different possible photon sources and comment on other possible alternative for signal transfer.
Date: May 1, 1992
Creator: Tsang, T. & Radeka, V.
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A 10-Hz Terawatt Class Ti:Sapphire Laser System: Development and Applications

Description: We developed a two stage Ti:Sapphire laser system to generate 16 mJ/80fs laser pulses at the pulse repetition rate of 10 Hz. The key deriver for the present design is implementing a highly efficient symmetric confocal pre-amplifier and employing a simple, inexpensive synchronization scheme relying only on a commercial digital delay-generator. We characterized the amplified pulses in spatial-, spectral-, and temporal-domains. The laser system was used to investigate various nonlinear optical processes, and to modify the optical properties of metal- and semiconductor-surfaces. We are currently building a third amplifier to boost the laser power to the multi-terawatt range.
Date: January 12, 2010
Creator: Sharma, A. K.; Smedley, J.; Tsang, T. & Rao, T.
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High current photoemission with 10 picosecond uv pulses

Description: The quantum efficiency and the optical damage threshold of various metals were explored with 10 ps, 266 nm, UV laser pulses. Efficiencies for Cu, Y, and Sm were: 1.4, 5, and 7 {times} 10{sup {minus}4}, with damage thresholds about 100, 10, and 30 mJ/cm{sup 2}. This would permit over 1 {mu}C/cm{sup 2} or current densities exceeding 100 kA/cm{sup 2}. High charge and current densities of up to 66 kA/cm{sup 2} were obtained on 0.25 mm diam cathodes, and 21 kA/cm{sup 2} on a 3 mm diam yttrium cathode. The maximum currents were limited by space charge and the dc field. The experiments with small area illumination indicate that the emitted electrons spread transversely due to Coulomb repulsion and their initial transverse velocity. This increases the effective area above the cathode, reduces the space charge effect and increases emission density on the cathode. The quantum efficiency can be increased substantially by enhancing the field on the surface by either a suitable electrode geometry or microstructures on it. 14 refs., 12 figs., 3 tabs.
Date: June 1, 1990
Creator: Fischer, J.; Srinivasan-Rao, T. & Tsang, T.
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Photoemission using femtosecond laser pulses

Description: Successful operation of short wavelength FEL requires an electron bunch of current >100 A and normalized emittance < 1 mm-mrad. Recent experiments show that RF guns with photocathodes as the electron source may be the ideal candidate for achieving these parameters. To reduce the emittance growth due to space charge and RF dynamics effects, the gun may have to operate at high field gradient (hence at high RF frequency) and a spot size small compared to the aperture. This may necessitate the laser pulse duration to be in the subpicosecond regime to reduce the energy spread. We will present the behavior of metal photocathodes upon irradiation with femtosecond laser beams, comparison of linear and nonlinear photoemission, and scalability to high currents. Theoretical estimate of the intrinsic emittance at the photocathode in the presence of the anomalous heating of the electrons, and the tolerance on the surface roughness of the cathode material will be discussed.
Date: October 1, 1991
Creator: Srinivasan-Rao, T.; Tsang, T. & Fischer, J.
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Laser field assisted photoemission using femtosecond laser pulses

Description: Photoemission from Cu mirror at a laser fluence of 10[sup 11] W/cm[sup 2], 300 fs, pulse is investigated for various angles of incidence, intensities and polarizations. Electron emission is enhanced by [approximately] 20 from s to p polarization and by 4 on changing the angle of incidence from 0 to 73 degree.
Date: November 1, 1992
Creator: Srinivasan-Rao, T.; Fischer, J. & Tsang, T.
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Photoemission from Ag, Cu, and CsI

Description: Photoemission characteristics of three different cathodes, CsI, Ag film and Cu were investigated. CsI, upon irradiation by 213 nm, 10ps laser pulse yields a quantum efficiency of 4% at O.2[mu]J input energy. The saturation mechanism observed at higher input energies require further investigation. Ag film, upon irradiation by 630 nm, 300 fs laser emit prompt photoelectrons after absorbing 2 photons. There was no evidence of optical damage of the film up to 10[sup 11] W/cm[sup 2]. At low intensities, photoemission from Cu is a simple [nu]-e[sup [minus]] interaction, the nonlinearity of the process depending strongly on trace impurities. At higher intensities, there appears to be a change in the emission mechanism.
Date: June 1, 1992
Creator: Srinivasan-Rao, T.; Fischer, J. & Tsang, T.
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Description: A hydrogen jet polarimeter was developed for the RHIC accelerator to improve the process of measuring polarization. Particle beams intersecting with gas molecules can produce light by the process known as luminescence. This light can then be focused, collected, and processed giving important information such as size, position, emittance, motion, and other parameters. The RHIC hydrogen jet polarimeter was modified in 2005 with specialized optics, vacuum windows, light transport, and a new camera system making it possible to monitor the luminescence produced by polarized protons intersecting the hydrogen beam. This paper describes the configuration and preliminary measurements taken using the RHIC hydrogen jet polarimeter as a luminescence monitor.
Date: June 25, 2007
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Description: The first lasing of three types of single-pass high-gain FELs, SASE at 193 nm, 4th harmonic HGHG at 199 nm and ESASE at the Source Development Lab (SDL) of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is reported. The saturation of 4th harmonic HGHG and ESASE FELs was observed. We also observed the spectral broadening and instability of the 4th harmonic HGHG.
Date: August 28, 2006
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Description: There has been a lot of interest in compact sources of high brightness, relativistic electron beams. One approach for developing such a source is to apply a high gradient that remains constant during the generation and acceleration of the electron beam. In this paper, we describe high voltage pulse generators that deliver up to 5 MV with 1 ns pulse duration. These devices are synchronizable to an external trigger with jitter of {approx}0.5 ns and can establish gradients in excess of 1 GV/m between two electrodes without breakdown. In the presence of field gradients up to 0.5 GV/m, electron beams of bunch lengths ranging from 1 ns to 0.3 ps and diameter &lt; 300 {micro}m have been generated by irradiating the cathode with UV lasers. Characteristics of these electron beams as well as those produced via field emission at gradients up to 1 GV/m will be discussed.
Date: November 12, 2002
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Frequency-resolved optical grating using surface third-harmonic generation

Description: We demonstrate the frequency-resolved optical grating technique using third-harmonic generation on the surface of a cover glass with ultra-short optical pulses and compare that with the phase-retrieved spectrogram.
Date: November 1, 1995
Creator: Tsang, T.; Krumbuegel, M.A.; Delong, K.W.; Fittinghoff, D.N. & Trebino, R.
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Description: This paper describes measurements of beam spot size and emittance of electron beams from a pulsed power photo-injector operating at 150keV output energy. In these measurements, electron bunches with charge up to 20 pC were created by a 300 fs pulse duration Ti: Sapphire laser system illuminating a polished copper cathode. Images of the electron beam were captured at two locations downstream from a solenoid focusing magnet. The focal spot size was studied as a function of bunch charge and accelerating gradient. Beam waists down to 85 microns were obtained. The focal spot size was found to be dominated by spherical aberration at low beam charges, however the beam trajectory is in good agreement with simulation.
Date: May 12, 2003
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A new luminescence beam profile monitor for intense proton and heavy ion beams

Description: A new luminescence beam profile monitor is realized in the polarized hydrogen gas jet target at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) facility. In addition to the spin polarization of the proton beam being routinely measured by the hydrogen gas jet, the luminescence produced by beam-hydrogen excitation leads to a strong Balmer series lines emission. A selected hydrogen Balmer line is spectrally filtered and imaged to produce the transverse RHIC proton beam shape with unprecedented details on the RHIC beam profile. Alternatively, when the passage of the high energy RHIC gold ion beam excited only the residual gas molecules in the beam path, sufficient ion beam induced luminescence is produced and the transverse gold ion beam profile is obtained. The measured transverse beam sizes and the calculated emittances provide an independent confirmation of the RHIC beam characteristics and to verify the emittance conservation along the RHIC accelerator. This optical beam diagnostic technique by making use of the beam induced fluorescence from injected or residual gas offers a truly noninvasive particle beam characterization, and provides a visual observation of proton and heavy ion beams. Combined with a longitudinal bunch measurement system, a 3-dimensional spatial particle beam profile can be reconstructed tomographically.
Date: October 1, 2008
Creator: Tsang,T.; Bellavia, S.; Connolly, R.; Gassner, D.; Makdisi, Y.; Russo, T. et al.
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Description: Experimental characterization of a near-IR FEL amplifier at the NSLS SDL is presented in this report. SASE was observed from 0.8-1 {micro}m with 5 orders of magnitude gain. We have experimentally demonstrated saturation of a laser seeded FEL amplifier and control of the FEL output by the seed laser. Nonlinear harmonics have also been explored. The FEL pulse length for the first three harmonics was experimentally characterized and the increase of the FEL pulse length with harmonic number was observed for the first time. Computer simulation confirmed that the observed wide spectrum of the laser seeded FEL is due to the positive chirp of the seed laser.
Date: August 21, 2005
Creator: WATANABE, T.; LIU, D.; MURPHY, J.B.; ROSE, J.; SHAFTAN, T.; TSANG, T. et al.
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Description: Superradiance and nonlinear evolution of a FEL pulse in a single-pass FEL were experimentally demonstrated at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) Source Development Laboratory (SDL). The experiment was performed using a 1.5 ps high-brightness electron beam and a 100fs Ti:Sapphire seed laser. The seed laser and electron beam interact in the 10 meter long NISUS undulator with a period of 3.89 cm. The FEL spectrum, energy and pulse length along the undulator were measured. FEL saturation was observed, and gain of more the 200 (relative to seed laser) was measured. Both FEL spectrum widening and pulse length shortening were observed; FEL pulses as short as 65 fs FWHM were measured. The superradiance and nonlinear evolution were also simulated using the numerical code GENESIS1.3 yielding good agreement with the experimental results.
Date: August 21, 2005
Creator: WATANABE, T.; LIU, D.; MURPHY, J.B.; ROSE, J.; SHAFTAN, T.; TSANG, T. et al.
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Radiation studies of optical interferometric modulators with fast neutrons and high energy gamma-rays

Description: The possibility of using Ti : LiNbO{sub 3} and single mode fibers for nuclear particle detection and transmission in large-scale machines, such as Superconducting Super Collider, calls for a detailed radiation damage study. In this report, we present radiation studies on Ti : LiNbO{sub 3} Mach-Zehnder interferometric optical modulators with fast neutrons and high energy Gamma-rays.
Date: November 1, 1991
Creator: Tsang, T.; Radeka, V. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Bulmer, C.H. & Burns, W.K. (Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States))
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The MERIT(nTOF-11) High Intensity Liquid Mercury Target Experiment at the CERN PS

Description: The MERIT(nTOF-11) experiment is a proof-of-principle test of a target system for a high power proton beam to be used as front-end for a neutrino factory or a muon collider. The experiment took data in autumn 2007 with the fast-extracted beam from the CERN Proton Synchrotron (PS) to a maximum intensity of 30 x 10{sup 12} per pulse. The target system, based on a free mercury jet, is capable of intercepting a 4-MW proton beam inside a 15-T magnetic field required to capture the low energy secondary pions as the source for intense muon beams. Particle detectors installed around the target setup measure the secondary particle flux out of the target and can probe cavitation effects in the mercury jet when excited by an intense proton beam. Preliminary results of the data analysis will be presented here.
Date: June 1, 2008
Creator: Efthymiopoulos, I.; Fabich, A.; Palm, M.; Lettry, J.; Haug, F.; Pernegger, H. et al.
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The MERIT High-Power Target Experiment at the CERN PS

Description: The MERIT experiment was designed as a proof-of-principle test of a target system based on a free mercury jet inside a 15-T solenoid that is capable of sustaining proton beam powers of up to 4 MW. The experiment was run at CERN in the fall of 2007. We describe the results of the tests and their implications.
Date: June 1, 2008
Creator: Kirk, H.G.; Tsang, T.; /Brookhaven; Efthymiopoulos, I.; Fabich, A.; Haug, F. et al.
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A high-power target experiment at the CERN PS

Description: We test a target concept devised for the purpose of producing copious secondary pions and capturing the muon decay products. This experiment is designed to test the target system for a neutrino factory or muon collider and consists of a free flowing mercury stream embedded in a high-field solenoid. Key components are described.
Date: June 1, 2007
Creator: Kirk, H.G.; Park, H.J.; Tsang, T.; /Brookhaven; Fabich, A.; Efthymiopoulos, I. et al.
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Experimental Studies of Temporal Electron Beam Shaping at the DUV-FEL Accelerator

Description: The photoinjectors for future short wavelength high brightness accelerator driven light sources need to produce an electron beam with ultra-low emittance. At the DUVFEL facility at BNL, we studied the effect of longitudinally shaping the photocathode laser pulses on the electron beam dynamics. We report on measurements of the longitudinal phase space distributions and the time-resolved transverse beam parameters for both a Gaussian and a flat-top temporal laser pulse profile.
Date: September 28, 2005
Creator: Loos, H.; Doweel, D.; /SLAC; Sheehy, B.; Shen, Y.; Tsang, T. et al.
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