Vanderbilt University

FEL Technical Information


Some numbers...

Laser Wavelengths 2.1 to 9.8 microns
Mirror Bandwidths 2.0 - 3.0, 2.8 - 4.2, 4.0 - 6.0, 6.0 - 9.0
Electron beam energy 25 to 45 MeV
Electron macropulse length 8.0 microseconds
Electron micropulse length <1 picosecond (approximately 0.7 ps)
Electron bunch separation 10.5 cm, 351 ps
RF power 12 to 30 MW
RF pulse length 9.0 microseconds
Klystron video pulse length 14 microseconds
Repetition rate, up to 30 Hz

Infrared pulse structure (approximate)



Energy per macropulse versus wavelength

(Data for the second laser cavity, May 1994 to December 1999. Electron beam and infrared pulse lengths vary.)




Energy per macropulse versus wavelength

(Data from June 1998 to December 1999. Electron beam and infrared pulse lengths vary)