We present a method for producing sub-100 fs electron bunches that are suitable for single-shot ultrafast electron diffraction expts. in the 100 keV energy range. A combination of anal. results and state-of-the-art numerical simulations show that it is possible to create 100 keV, 0.1 pC, 20 fs electron bunches with a spotsize smaller than 500 mm and a transverse coherence length of 3 nm, using established technologies in a table-top set-up. The system operates in the space-charge dominated regime to produce energy-correlated bunches that are recompressed by established radio-frequency techniques. With this approach we overcome the Coulomb expansion of the bunch, providing an entirely new ultrafast electron diffraction source concept.
|Uitgeverij||Los Alamos National Laboratory|
|Status||Gepubliceerd - 2007|