Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

CTF3 photo injector laser status CERN 17 July 2009 CLIC meeting.

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "CTF3 photo injector laser status CERN 17 July 2009 CLIC meeting."— Presentation transcript:

1 CTF3 photo injector laser status CERN 17 July 2009 CLIC meeting

2 Seed beam: 1.5GHz repetition rate (~666ps) ; 10 W avg power 7 nJ energy Micro pulses at 1.5 GHz ~666ps ~8ps 2 Nd:Ylf multi passages amplification stages: (1-50)Hz 400  s Gating system: 1ns -> 10  s Harmonics: SHG+FHG IR ->Green->UV Electron Gun CALIFES / PHIN

3 2 nd pass out 1 st pass M1 M2 Nd:Ylf rod f1=+206 mm f2= -206mm f1= + 458mm 400 mm395 mm From AMP1 isolator 83cm80cm ~8.5KW peak power ( pumping diodes @90amps ) ~6  J micro pulse energy (4  J old value) AMP2 2-pass Nd:YLF amplifier Nd:Ylf rod 1cm diameter; 12 cm length l/2 Faraday rotator out 36cm

4 fig. 2 Input power [KW] Output power [KW] Considering G0=863 It is extremely important: to reduce losses in between AMP1 and AMP2 (Pin ~ 1.5KW now) to fill up all the rod M. Petrarca CERN et M. Martyano Institute of Applied Physics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, work in progress

5 Transverse beam profile: 1 st passage amplification ……non satisfactory matching ……beam transverse profile must be studied form the beginning of the laser chain ……elliptical shape must be converted in circular one

6 FHG now!: For 500 ns macro pulse duration; rms UV energy fluctuaction (1-2)%: KDP 7.5 mm: E g =1.45mJ  E UV =0.44mJ  ~580nJ micro bunch KDP 10 mm: E g =1.45mJ  E UV =0.54mJ BBO 11 mm: E g =1.45mJ  E UV =0.47mJ ADP 20 mm: E g =1.49mJ  E UV =0.61mJ ADP 7.5 mm: E g =1.45mJ  E UV =0.60mJ  ~800nJ micro bunch For 1300ns macro pulse duration rms UV energy fluctuations (1-2)% : ADP 15 mm: E g =3.6mJ  E UV =1.3mJ  ~666nJ micro bunch ADP 20 mm: E g =3.6mJ  E UV =1.29mJ Harmonic Conversion (overcoming pulse pickers ) PHIN Considering the losses (10% beam line + 8% window + 20% metallic mirror =38%) The ~360nJ energy required is now available from the laser Note that with ~340nJ on laser table = ~235nJ estimated on cathode we obtain ~1.6nC stable charge (and 2.3 nC with a new cathode)

7 CALIFES Pulse picker Pulse pickers + wave plate and polarizer 8.7mJ 5.6mJ T=64% 1)Pulse Picker system  loss = > Transmittivity ~64% 2)Total losses CALIFES transport line: 43% (transport ~21% + Coupling ~22%)  Now! UV energy KDP(15mm) ~500nJ on laser table  290nJ on cathode (~200 Before)  Available! UV energy KDP(20mm) ~640nJ on laser table  364nJ on cathode

8 Phase Coding investigation and prospective Phase coding has been tested at the university of Milan on a different laser. It has been shown that it introduces too high losses (300mW-> ~7mW) but the output time structure is satisfactory Proposal; 1) Take the phase coding system back @ CERN as soon as possible. 2) Repeat the test which has been done in Milan : control the generated time structure and power losses on our laser system 3) Investigate possible new hardware with better performances 4) Study the possibility to have a more compact fiber system (osc+phase coding + preamplifier) 666ps 999ps333ps 666ps 999ps333ps Phase Coding 140ns

9 Manpower -> Marta Divall is going to join the laser group + Stable Laser -> The laser is now working in stable condition =Dedicated time for phase coding development on site. Time schedule -> dedicated “laser time” is required If the phase coding system will introduce such high losses also in this laser system, a booster amplifier must be bought. An estimation for a fiber amplifier from Keopsys is ~43KEuro (10W output) The major problem is that Keopsys, like other companies don’t have a seed with the same characteristics we have so all what they can guarantee must then be tested on site on the real laser. We are investigating about some technical details with Keopsys. If their amplifier will be feasible then the laser scheme will be slightly simplify since we will not need the preamplifier. If fiber amplifier will not be a feasible solution then a conventional amplifier similar to the preamplifier we are using will be required.

10 Conclusions and prospective 1) The second amplifier configuration has been modified: 2 collinear passages Now! 2 cross passages Before!  losses are reduced, final peak power ~8.5KW, ~6  J in micro pulse [~4  J before]  Future improvement: 1) Investigation of the beam profile changes through all the laser chain. 2) better matching of the beam profile and intensity distribution into the amplifier (re-design of beam line) 3) different principles of operation (seeding of the already pumped amplifier)… 2) Different harmonic generation crystals tried: ADP, KDP - look promising : high efficiency, satisfactory transverse beam quality BBO – lowest conversion efficiency and bad transverse beam quality due to walk off Further studies on harmonic conversion: temperature stabilization, longer KDP crystals; DKDP in non-critical phase matching 3) Phase coding analysis on the “real” low power laser part must be done to get all the required information about the implementation of the device in the whole laser chain. Laser group is growing: Marta Dival will join us from September-> dedicated time on the phase coding is under organization. Priority: measure the performance of the phase coding on this laser. Laser time is required

Download ppt "CTF3 photo injector laser status CERN 17 July 2009 CLIC meeting."

Similar presentations

Ads by Google