Author: Hauri, C.P.
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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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WEPG52 Laser Arrival Time Measurement and Correction for the SwissFEL Lasers 763
  • M.C. Divall, C.P. Hauri, S. Hunziker, A. Romann, A. Trisorio
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  SwissFEL will ultimately produce sub-fs X-ray pulses. Both the photo-injector laser and the pump lasers used for the experimental end stations therefore have tight requirements for relative arrival time to the machine and the X-rays. The gun laser oscillator delivers excellent jitter performance at ~20fs integrated from 10Hz-10MHz. The Yb:CaF2 regenerative amplifier, with an over 1km total propagation path, calls for active control of the laser arrival time. This is achieved by balanced cross-correlation against the oscillator pulses and a translation stage before amplification. The experimental laser, based on Ti:sapphire laser technology will use a spectrally resolved cross-correlator to determine relative jitter between the optical reference and the laser, with fs resolution. To be able to perform fs resolution pump-probe measurements the laser has to be timed with the X-rays with <10fs accuracy. These systems will be integrated into the machine timing and complemented by electron bunch and X-ray timing tools. Here we present the overall concept and the first results obtained on the existing laser systems.  
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