Techniques for synchronization of X-Ray pulses to the pump laser in an ultrafast X-Ray facility
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Techniques for synchronization of X-Ray pulses to the pump laser in an ultrafast X-Ray facility

  • Author(s): Corlett, J.N.
  • Doolittle, L.
  • Schoenlein, R.
  • Staples, J.
  • Wilcox, R.
  • Zholents, A.
  • et al.
Abstract

Accurate timing of ultrafast x-ray probe pulses emitted from a synchrotron radiation source with respect to the signal initiating a process in the sample under study is critical for the investigation of structural dynamics in the femtosecond regime. We describe schemes for achieving accurate timing of femtosecond x-ray synchrotron radiation pulses relative to a pump laser, where x-rays pulses of <100 fs duration are generated from the proposed LUX source based on a recirculating superconducting linac. We present a description of the timing signal generation and distribution systems to minimize timing jitter of the x-rays relative to the experimental lasers.

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