Segmented Terahertz device for ultrashort electron acceleration, compression, focusing and streaking
1 Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg, Germany
2 Department of Physics and The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging, University of Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, 22761 Hamburg, Germany
3 Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT, Cambridge, 02139 Massachusetts, USA
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Published online: 16 April 2019
We present a segmented THz based device (STEAM) capable of performing multiple high-field operations on the 6D-phase-space of ultrashort electron bunches. With this single device, powered by few-micro-Joule, single-cycle, 0.3 THz pulses, we demonstrate record THz-acceleration of >30 keV, streaking with <10 fs resolution, focusing with >2 kT/m strength, compression to ~100 fs. The STEAM device can be fabricated with regular mechanical machining tools and supports real-time switching between different modes of operation. It paves the way for the development of THz-based compact electron guns, accelerators, ultrafast electron diffractometers and Free-Electron Lasers.
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