Spectral profiles of the seeded FEL pulses at 61.7 nm obtained using the 13th-order harmonic of 800 nm light as seeding pulses

Figure 1. Spectral profiles of the seeded FEL pulses at 61.7 nm obtained using the 13th-order harmonic of 800 nm light as seeding pulses. In the presentation of the 3000 spectra recorded during the period of 100 s, the spectra of 30 consecutive shots are averaged, and the 100 averaged spectra are plotted.

Abstract

By introducing 13th- (61.7 nm) and 15th-order harmonics (53.4 nm) of femtosecond laser pulses at 800 nm into an undulator of SCSS (SPring-8 Compact SASE Source) test accelerator at RIKEN, these harmonic pulses were amplified by a factor of more than 102 with a high contrast ratio through the interaction between accelerated electron bunches and the harmonic pulses. From numerical simulations of the amplification processes of high-order harmonic pulses in the undulator, optimum conditions of the electron bunch duration interacting with the high-order harmonic pulses were investigated for generating full-coherent and intense pulses in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength region.