Author: Fujita, T.
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TUPC18 Development of a Highly Efficient Energy Kicker for Longitudinal Bunch-by-Bunch Feedback 407
  • M. Masaki, T. Fujita, K. Kobayashi, T. Nakamura, H. Ohkuma, M. Oishi, S. Sasaki, M. Shoji
    JASRI/SPring-8, Hyogo-ken, Japan
  A highly efficient energy kicker has been developed for longitudinal bunch-by-bunch feedback to suppress synchrotron oscillation of a high-current single electron bunch, and to cure possible longitudinal multi-bunch instability if lower beam energy is to be adopted for emittance reduction and electric power saving in a future upgrade plan of SPring-8. Through the performance test using a prototype kicker, a new water-cooled copper kicker was designed and fabricated, and it has been installed in the storage ring. The new kicker consists of three cells with each cavity length of 96 mm, its resonant frequency of 1.65 GHz, which is 3.25 times of RF frequency of the storage ring, and low Q-factor of 4.2. In beam kick test, the synchrotron oscillation amplitude of 0.64 ps was excited by kick voltage with continuous amplitude modulation at synchrotron frequency when the RF input power was 132 W/3cells. The kick voltage evaluated from the experimental result is 920 V/3cells. Shunt impedance of each kicker cell is estimated as 1.1 kΩ. As we intended, the shunt impedance per length is about three times higher than those of widely used waveguide overloaded cavity type kickers.  
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