Author: Shepherd, B.J.A.
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MOPB011 Photoinjector of the EBTF/CLARA Facility at Daresbury 192
  • B.L. Militsyn, D. Angal-Kalinin, C. Hill, S.P. Jamison, J.K. Jones, J.W. McKenzie, K.J. Middleman, B.J.A. Shepherd, R.J. Smith, R. Valizadeh, A.E. Wheelhouse
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • N. Bliss, M.D. Roper
    STFC/DL, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  A description is given of a photoinjector designed for Compact Linear Advanced Research Accelerator (CLARA) and Electron Beam Test Facility (EBTF), which will eventually be used to drive a compact FEL. The photoinjector is based on a 2.5 cell S-band photocathode RF gun operating with a copper photocathode and driven by a third harmonic of Ti: Sapphire laser (266 nm) installed in dedicated thermally stabilized room. The injector will be operated with laser pulses with an energy of up to 2 mJ, a pulse duration of 100 fs and initially a repetition rate of 10 Hz, with the aim of increasing this eventually to 400 Hz. At a field gradient of 100 MV/m provided by a 10 MW klystron the gun is expected to deliver beam pulses with energy of up to 6 MeV. Duration and emittance of electron bunches essentially depend on the bunch charge and vary from 0.1 ps at 20 pC to 5 ps at 200 pC and from 0.2 to 2 mm mrad respectively. Additional compression of the electron bunches will be provided with a velocity bunching scheme. For thermal stability the low energy part of the injector is mounted on an artificial granite support.