Effects of emittance and energy spread in an electron bunch on THz radiation generated by a super-radiant source: report III of the series of reports by the Swedish FEL Center and FREIA Group
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
In this report we summarize our results on simulation of a super-radiant sourceoperating at the THz spectral range. We consider an open-type undulator com-prising plane magnets but without any guiding structure for generated THz eld.The undulator is assumed to be driven by electron bunches of femtosecond durationwhich are produced by an rf Linac. Using a numerical model developed, we analyzeeects of the bunch parameters on output performance of the super-radiant sourceand reveal some surprising results. Specically, we show that degradation in bunchspatial quality (increase in the bunch emittance) should lead to decrease in angulardivergence and spectral narrowing of the THz radiation. We also demonstrate thatelectron energy spread which commonly leads to bunch broadening and radiativeenergy drop can be eventually suppressed under appropriate conditions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 14 p.
FREIA Report, 2014-02
Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation
Research subject Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-219365OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-219365DiVA: diva2:699684