Accession Number:

ADA422208

Title:

Design of a Compact Optically-Guided Pinched Megawatt Class FEL

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-04-09

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A conceptual design for a compact megawatt class FEL operating at 1 micro is presented. The proposed FEL consists of an optically guided, pinched amplifier configuration driven by an RF linac. The gain length, efficiency, electron pulse slippage and the distance between the wiggler and first relay mirror are determined for a megawatt class design. Of particular concern in the design is the overall length of the optical system, i.e., wiggler length and distance to the first relay mirror. In the present design the wiggler length is 1 meter, and the distance between the first relay mirror and the wiggler is determined by the average intensity damage threshold on the mirror. By focusing the electron beam, the optical beam can be pinched upon exiting the wiggler. The pinched optical beam has a reduced Rayleigh length, which permits the first relay mirror to be relatively close to the wiggler. By pinching the optical beam and employing grazing incidence, the first relay mirror can be located within 3 meters of the wiggler.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE