Author: Walz, D.R.
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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