Author: Gelmetti, F.
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MOPB083 Operational experience with the FERMI@Elettra S-band RF System 369
  • A. Fabris, P. Delgiusto, F. Gelmetti, M.M. Milloch, A. Milocco, F. Pribaz, C. Serpico, N. Sodomaco, R. Umer, L. Veljak
    ELETTRA, Basovizza, Italy
  FERMI@Elettra is a single-pass linac-based FEL user-facility covering the wavelength range from 100 nm (12 eV) to 4 nm (310 eV) and is located next to the third generation synchrotron radiation facility Elettra in Trieste, Italy. The machine is presently under commissioning and the first FEL line (FEL-1) will be opened to the users by the end of 2012. The 1.5 GeV linac is based on S-band technology. The S-band system is composed of fifteen 3 GHz 45 MW peak RF power plants powering the gun, eighteen accelerating structures and the RF deflectors. The S-band system has been set into operation in different phases starting from the second half of 2009. This paper provides an overview of the performance of the system, discussing the achieved results, the strategies adopted to assure them and possible upgrade paths to increase the operability and safety margins of the system.