Author: Gaio, G.
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MOP013 The Fermi Seeded FEL Facility: Operational Experience and Future Perspectives 57
  • L. Giannessi, E. Allaria, L. Badano, F. Bencivenga, C. Callegari, F. Capotondi, D. Castronovo, P. Cinquegrana, M. Coreno, R. Cucini, I. Cudin, G. D'Auria, M.B. Danailov, R. De Monte, G. De Ninno, P. Delgiusto, A.A. Demidovich, S. Di Mitri, B. Diviacco, A. Fabris, R. Fabris, W.M. Fawley, M. Ferianis, E. Ferrari, P. Finetti, P. Furlan Radivo, G. Gaio, D. Gauthier, F. Gelmetti, F. Iazzourene, M. Kiskinova, S. Krecic, M. Lonza, N. Mahne, M. Manfredda, C. Masciovecchio, M. Milloch, F. Parmigiani, E. Pedersoli, G. Penco, L. Pivetta, O. Plekan, M. Predonzani, K.C. Prince, E. Principi, L. Raimondi, P. Rebernik Ribič, F. Rossi, E. Roussel, L. Rumiz, C. Scafuri, C. Serpico, P. Sigalotti, M. Svandrlik, C. Svetina, M. Trovò, A. Vascotto, M. Veronese, R. Visintini, D. Zangrando, M. Zangrando
    Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, Italy
  FERMI is the seeded FEL user facility in Trieste, Italy, producing photons from the VUV to the soft X-rays with a high degree of coherence and spectral stability. Both FEL lines, FEL-1 and FEL-2, are available for users, down to the shortest wavelength of 4 nm. We report on the completion of the commissioning of the high energy FEL line, FEL-2, on the most recent progress obtained on FEL-1 and on the operational experience for users, in particular those requiring specific FEL configurations, such as two-colour experiments. We will also give a perspective on the improvements and upgrades which have been triggered based on our experience, aiming to maintain as well as to constantly improve the performance of the facility for our user community.  
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MOP034 Beam Optics Measurements at FERMI by using Wire-Scanner 101
  • G. Penco, A. Abrami, I. Cudin, S. Di Mitri, M. Ferianis, E. Ferrari, G. Gaio, L. Giannessi, S. Grulja, R. Sauro, L. Sturari
    Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, Italy
  • E. Ferrari
    Università degli Studi di Trieste, Trieste, Italy
  • L. Giannessi
    ENEA C.R. Frascati, Frascati (Roma), Italy
  • G.L. Orlandi, C. Ozkan Loch
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  Measuring and controlling the electron beam optics is an important ingredient to guarantee high performance of a free-electron laser. In the FERMI linac, the Twiss parameters and the transverse emittances are routinely measured by detecting the beam spot size as a function of a scanning quadrupole placed upstream (i.e. quadrupole scan method). The beam spot size is usually measured with an OTR screen that unfortunately suffers from coherent optical transition radiation (C-OTR) that introduces spurious light and corrupts the image. Moreover, the beam size at the end of the FERMI linac is focused to a few tens of microns and this makes it difficult to precisely measure it with the OTR system, which has an estimated resolution of 20um. For this reason, a wire-scanner system has been installed at the end of the linac just in the waist of the optics channel. The wire-scanner is a SwissFEL prototype installed in FERMI in order to study the hardware and beam loss monitor performances at the GeV energy scale. The beam optics measurements performed with the wire-scanner is here presented, and the obtained results are more in agreement with the theoretical expectations. A more reliable beam optics estimation at the end of the linac has allowed to better match it to the nominal lattice and transport it up to the undulator chain, providing important benefits to the FEL performance.  
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