Tapering enhanced stimulated superradiant oscillator

J. Duris, P. Musumeci, N. Sudar, A. Murokh, A. Gover

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In this paper, we present a new kind of high power and high efficiency free-electron laser oscillator based on the application of the tapering enhanced stimulated superradiant amplification (TESSA) scheme. The main characteristic of the TESSA scheme is a high intensity seed pulse which provides high gradient beam deceleration and efficient energy extraction. In the oscillator configuration, the TESSA undulator is driven by a high repetition rate electron beam and embedded in an optical cavity. A beam-splitter is used for outcoupling a fraction of the amplified power and recirculate the remainder as the intense seed for the next electron beam pulse. The mirrors in the oscillator cavity refocus the seed at the undulator entrance and monochromatize the radiation. We discuss the optimization of the system for a technologically relevant example at 1 μm using a 1 MHz repetition rate electron linac starting with an externally injected igniter pulse.

Original languageEnglish
Article number080705
JournalPhysical Review Accelerators and Beams
Issue number8
StatePublished - 30 Aug 2018


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