Author: Gorgisyan, I.
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MOPG52 Simulation of THz Streak Camera Performance for Femtosecond FEL Pulse Length Measurement 176
  • I. Gorgisyan, R. Ischebeck, P.N. Juranič, E. Prat, S. Reiche
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  • I. Gorgisyan
    EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  Measurement of the temporal duration of FEL pulses is important both for the operators to monitor the performance of the machine and the users performing pump-probe measurements with FEL beam. The light-field streak camera is a promising methods for the photon pulse length measurement that uses the electric field of an IR/THz laser to streak the photoelectrons*. This contribution presents a simulation of the performance of a streak camera using a single-cycle THz pulse**. The simulation recreates the photoionization process and generates electron spectra in presence of the THz field and without it. Using these spectra the photon pulse lengths are calculated and compared to the initial values. Most of the parameters used in the simulation are chosen based on experiments performed earlier.*** This contribution presents the simulation method and the obtained results. It validates the pulse length calculation analysis method and estimates the expected measurement accuracy and precision for the THz streak camera measurement technique. The simulations were done for different FEL pulse lengths ranging from about 1 fs to 40 fs both in soft and hard X-ray range.
*J. Itatani et al, PRL 88,2002
*U. Fruhling et al, N. Phot. 3,2009
**I. Gorgisyan et al, JSR 3,2016
***P. N. Juranic et al, Opt. Exp. 22,2014
***P. N. Juranic et al, J. Inst. 9,2014
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IBIC2016-MOPG52  
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THAL01 PALM Concepts and Considerations 848
  • P.N. Juranič, R. Abela, I. Gorgisyan, C.P. Hauri, R. Ischebeck, B. Monoszlai, L. Patthey, C. Pradervand, M. Radović, L. Rivkin, V. Schlott, A.G. Stepanov
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  • C.P. Hauri, L. Rivkin
    EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • R. Ivanov, P. Peier
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • J. Liu
    XFEL. EU, Hamburg, Germany
  • K. Ogawa, T. Togashi, M. Yabashi
    RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo, Japan
  • S. Owada
    JASRI/RIKEN, Hyogo, Japan
  The Photon Arrival and Length Monitor (PALM), a THz streak camera device developed by PSI for non-destructive hard x-ray measurements of photon pulse length and arrival time versus a pump laser*, was brought to the SACLA XFEL** in Japan in a cross-calibration temporal diagnostics campaign after an initial experiment where only the PALM was being used***. The device was used with 9 keV pink beam and a 9.0 and 8.8 keV two-color mode, successfully measuring the arrival time and pulse lengths for several different FEL operating conditions. The device has shown itself to be very robust and transparent to the FEL beam, with temporal characterization accuracies of 15 fs or better. SwissFEL will employ two such devices at the end stations for use by both operators and experimenters to improve the operation of the FEL and to better interpret experimental data. This report presents the PALM and its uses and capabilities, and discusses the results from the SACLA cross-calibration experiments.
* P. N. Juranic et. al, Journal of Instrumentation (2014) 9.
** T. Ishikawa et. al., Nature Photonics (2012) 6(8).
*** P. N. Juranic et. al., Optics Express (2014) 22.
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DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IBIC2016-THAL01  
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