Author: Hast, C.
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MOPB029 Commissioning of the X-Band Test Area at SLAC 234
  • C. Limborg-Deprey, C. Adolphsen, M.P. Dunning, S. Gilevich, C. Hast, R.K. Jobe, D.J. McCormick, A. Miahnahri, T.O. Raubenheimer, A.E. Vlieks, D.R. Walz, S.P. Weathersby
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Funding: Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC02-76SF00515.
The X-Band Test Area (XTA) is being assembled in the NLCTA tunnel at SLAC to serve as a test facility for new X-Band RF guns. The first gun to be tested is an upgraded version of the 5.6 cell, 200 MV/m peak field X-band gun designed at SLAC in 2003 for the Compton Scattering experiment run in ASTA [1]. The XTA beamline is equipped with diagnostics to measure both the longitudinal phase space and the transverse phase space properties of the beam after it has reached 100 MeV. We will review design choices and present some early commissioning results.
[1] A.E. Vlieks, et al. “Recent measurements and plans for the SLAC Compton X-ray source”, SLAC-PUB-11689, 2006. 10pp. Published in AIP Conf. Proc.807:481-490, 2006
TH3A04 Plasmas, Dielectrics and the Ultrafast: First Science and Operational Experience at FACET 802
  • C.I. Clarke, E. Adli, S. Corde, F.-J. Decker, R.J. England, R.A. Erickson, A.S. Fisher, S.J. Gessner, C. Hast, M.J. Hogan, S.Z. Li, N. Lipkowitz, M.D. Litos, Y. Nosochkov, J.T. Seeman, J. Sheppard, I. Tudosa, G.R. White, U. Wienands, M. Woodley, Z. Wu, G. Yocky
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • C.E. Clayton, C. Joshi, W. Lu, K.A. Marsh, N. Vafaei
    UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  Funding: Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under contract number DE-AC02-76SF00515.
FACET (Facility for Advanced Accelerator and Experimental Tests) is an accelerator R&D test facility that has been recently constructed at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The facility provides 20 GeV, 3 nC electron beams, short (20 um) bunches and small (20 um wide) spot sizes, producing uniquely high power beams. FACET supports studies from many fields but in particular those of Plasma Wakefield Acceleration and Dielectric Wakefield Acceleration. FACET is also a source of THz radiation for material studies. We present the FACET design, initial operating experience and first science from the facility.
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