Author: Prat, E.
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MOP052 Update on FEL Performance for SwissFEL 140
  • E. Prat, S. Reiche
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  The SwissFEL project under construction at the Paul Scherrer Institute foresees for 2017 the realization of an X-ray FEL with a photon wavelength down to 1 Å. In this paper we present the expected SASE performance for SwissFEL based on input distributions obtained from detailed start-to-end simulation results. The effects of the longitudinal wakefields due to resistive wall and surface roughness in the undulator beamline have been taken into account. We have studied and optimized the impact on the FEL performance of different factors like the electron focusing or the undulator tapering. Results for the standard cases with 200 pC and 10 pC electron bunch charge are shown.  
THP088 Comparison of Quadrupole Scan and Multi-screen Method for the Measurement of Projected and Slice Emittance at the SwissFEL Injector Test Facility 941
  • M. Yan, B. Beutner, C. Gerth
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • R. Ischebeck, E. Prat
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  High-brightness electron bunches with small transverse emittance are required to drive X-ray free-electron lasers (FELs). For the measurement of the transverse emittance, the quadrupole scan and multi-screen methods are the two most common procedures. By employing a transverse deflecting structure, the measurement of the slice emittance becomes feasible. The quadrupole scan is more flexible in freely choosing the data points during the scan, while the multi-screen method allows on-line emittance measurements utilising off-axis screens in combination with fast kicker magnets. The latter is especially the case for high-repetition multi-bunch FELs, such as the European XFEL, which offer the possibility of on-line diagnostics. In this paper, we present comparative measurements of projected and slice emittance applying these two methods at the SwissFEL Injector Test Facility and discuss the implementation of on-line diagnostics at the European XFEL.  
THC02 Thermal Emittance Measurements at the SwissFEL Injector Test Facility 970
  • E. Prat, S. Bettoni, H.-H. Braun, M.C. Divall, R. Ganter, C.P. Hauri, T. Schietinger, A. Trisorio, C. Vicario
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  • C.P. Hauri
    EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  In a laser-driven RF-gun the ultimate limit of the beam emittance is the transverse momentum of the electrons as they exit the cathode, the so-called intrinsic or thermal emittance. In this contribution we present measurements of the thermal emittance at the SwissFEL Injector Test Facility for electron beam charges down to a few tens of fC. We have studied the thermal emittance and QE dependence on the laser wavelength, the RF-gun gradient and the cathode material (Cu and Cs2Te).  
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