Author: Nuhn, H.-D.
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WEP001 RF Gun Dark Current Suppression with a Transverse Deflecting Cavity at LCLS 583
  • J.R. Lewandowski, R.C. Field, A.S. Fisher, H.-D. Nuhn, J.J. Welch
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Funding: Work was supported by U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract DE-AC02-76SF00515.
A significant source of radiation signals in the LCLS Undulator have been identified as being generated by dark current emitted from the LCLS RF Photocathode Gun. Radiation damage to magnets over time can lead to degraded performance and significant cost for replacement. A method of using an existing transverse deflector cavity with a modified RF pulse has been tested and shows promise for eliminating the radiation dose from RF gun dark current that is generated in time before and after the production beam pulse.
UNDULATOR RADIATION DAMAGE EXPERIENCE AT LCLS: H.-D. Nuhn, C. Field, S. Mao, Y. Levashov, M. Santana, J.N. Welch, Z. Wolf,
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, U.S.A
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WEP004 Energy Spread Constraints on Field Suppression in a Reverse Tapered Undulator 597
  • J.P. MacArthur, Z. Huang, A.A. Lutman, A. Marinelli, H.-D. Nuhn
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  A 3.2 m variable polarization Delta undulator[1] has been installed at the end of the LCLS undulator line. The Delta undulator acts an an afterburner in this configuration, using bunching from upstream planar undulators to produce radiation with arbitrary polarization. To optimize the degree of polarization from this device, a reverse taper[2] has been proposed to suppress background radiation produced in upstream undulators while still microbunching the beam. Here we extend previous work on free electron lasers with a slowly varying undulator parameter[3] to show there is a strong energy spread dependence to the maximum allowable detune from resonance. At LCLS, this energy spread limitation keeps the reverse taper slope in the slowly varying regime and limits the achievable degree of circular polarization.
[1] A. B. Temnykh, PRST-AB, 11, 120702, (2008).
[2] E. A. Schneidmiller and M. V. Yurkov, PRST-AB, 16, 110702, (2013).
[3] Z. Huang and G. Stupakov, PRST-AB, 8, 040702, (2005).
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WED01 Commissioning of the Delta Polarizing Undulator at LCLS 757
  • H.-D. Nuhn, S.D. Anderson, R.N. Coffee, Y. Ding, Z. Huang, M. Ilchen, Yu.I. Levashov, A.A. Lutman, J.P. MacArthur, A. Marinelli, S.P. Moeller, F. Peters, Z.R. Wolf
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • J. Buck
    XFEL. EU, Hamburg, Germany
  • G. Hartmann, J. Viefhaus
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • A.O. Lindahl
    University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • A.B. Temnykh
    Cornell University (CLASSE), Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences and Education, Ithaca, New York, USA
  Funding: Work was supported by U.S. DOE, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract DE-AC02-76SF00515. A.B. Temnykh is supported U.S. National Science Foundation awards DMR-0807731 and DMR-DMR-0936384.
The LCLS generates linearly polarized, intense, high brightness x-ray pulses from planar fixed-gap undulators, which provides only limited taper capability and lacks polarization control. The latter is of great importance for soft x-ray experiments. A new 3.2-m-long compact undulator (based on the Cornell University fixed-gap Delta design) has been developed and installed as the last LCLS undulator segment (U33) in October 2014. The Delta undulator provides full control of the polarization degree and K parameter through array position adjustments. Used on its own, it produces fully polarized spontaneous radiation in the selected state (linear, circular or elliptical). To increase the output power by orders of magnitude, the electron beam is micro-bunched by several (5-15) upstream LCLS undulator segments operated in the linear FEL regime. This micro-bunching process produces horizontally linear polarized (background) radiation. This unwanted radiation component has been greatly reduced by a reversed taper configuration, as suggested by Schneidmiller. Full elimination of the linear polarized component was achieved through spatial separation combined with transverse collimation. The paper will describe the methods tested during commissioning and will also present results of polarization measurements showing high degrees of circular polarization in the soft x-ray wavelength range.
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