FEL Operation Modes of the MAX IV Short Pulse Facility

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The Short Pulse Facility (SPF) of the MAX IV Laboratory in Lund, Sweden features the production of ultrashort, incoherent x-ray pulses. It is driven by a 3-GeV linac and comprises two 5-metre undulator modules. While the SPF is designed for spontaneous radiation, we explore alternative operation modes in which the SPF functions as a simple free-electron laser (FEL). In this article, we characterize two of them in time-dependent numerical simulations. We perform a sensitivity study on the electron beam parameters and examine the technique of single-step tapering.


Research areas and keywords


  • undulator, electron, radiation, simulation, FEL
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of FEL 2015, Daejeon, Korea
Number of pages245
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-134-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec
Publication categoryResearch