Author: Schietinger, T.
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TUPB013 Update on the Commissioning Effort at the SwissFEL Injector Test Facility 504
  • T. Schietinger
    PSI, Villigen, Switzerland
  The SwissFEL Injector Test Facility at the Paul Scherrer Institute is the principal test bed and demonstration plant for the SwissFEL project, which aims at realizing a hard-X-ray Free Electron Laser by 2017. Since the spring of 2012 the photoinjector facility has been running with all RF cavities in full operation, allowing beam characterization at energies around 230 MeV with bunch charges between 10 and 200 pC. We give an overview of recent commissioning efforts with particular emphasis on efforts to optimize the emittance of the uncompressed beam.