Author: Brands, H.
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TUPF08 Characterization of Compressed Bunches in the SwissFEL Injector Test Facility 515
  • G.L. Orlandi, M. Aiba, F. Baerenbold, S. Bettoni, B. Beutner, H. Brands, P. Craievich, F. Frei, R. Ischebeck, E. Prat, T. Schietinger, V. Schlott
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  The quality of the beam transverse emittance at the cathode and the uniformity of the longitudinal compression of the electron bunch are essential for the lasing efficiency of a Free Electron Laser. In SwissFEL the longitudinal compression of the electron beam is performed by means of two magnetic chicanes and an off-crest acceleration scheme. The curvature induced on the beam longitudinal phase-space during the compression can be compensated by means of an X-band cavity. The beam longitudinal phase-space can be experimentally characterized by means of a Transverse Deflecting Cavity (TDC) and a profile monitor in a dispersive section. Longitudinal phase-space measurements at the SwissFEL Injector Test Facility under compression with and without X-band linearizer are presented. In addition, energy spread measurements done by monitoring the Synchrotron Radiation (SR) emitted by the electron beam in the dispersive section of the chicane are shown. A comparison with numerical simulations is presented.