Author: Weiland, T.
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WEPC40 Pickup Signal Improvement for High Bandwidth BAMs for FLASH and European - XFEL 778
  • A. Angelovski, R. Jakoby, A. Penirschke
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • M.K. Czwalinna, H. Schlarb, C. Sydlo
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • T. Weiland
    TEMF, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  In order to measure the arrival time of the electron bunches in low (20 pC) and high (1 nC) charge operation mode, new high bandwidth pickups were developed as a part of the Bunch Arrival-time Monitors (BAMs) for FLASH at DESY *. The pickup signal is transported via radiation resistant coaxial cables to the electro-optic modulator (EOM) **. Due to the high losses of the 40 GHz RF front-end the signal in the RF path is attenuated well below the optimal operation voltage of the EOM. To improve the overall performance, the signal strength of the induced pickup signal needs to be increased and at the same time the losses in the RF front-end significantly reduced. In this paper, the analysis towards improving the induced pickup signal strength is presented. Simulations are performed with the CST STUDIO SUITE package and the results are compared with the state of the art high bandwidth pickups.
* A. Angelovski et al., Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 15, 112803 (2012)
** A. Penirschke et al., Proc. of IBIC2012, Tsukuba, Japan (2012)
WEPC41 Comparative Analysis of Different Electro-Optical Intensity Modulator Candidates for the New 40 GHz Bunch Arrival Time Monitor System for FLASH and European XFEL 782
  • A. Kuhl, J. Rönsch-Schulenburg, J. Roßbach
    Uni HH, Hamburg, Germany
  • M.K. Czwalinna, C. Gerth, H. Schlarb, C. Sydlo
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • S. Schnepp
    ETH Zurich, Institute of Electromagnetic Fields (IFH), Zurich, Switzerland
  • T. Weiland
    TEMF, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  Funding: The work is supported by Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF) within FSP 301 under the contract numbers 05K10GU2 and 05K10RDA.
The currently installed Bunch Arrival time Monitors (BAMs) at the Free electron LASer in Hamburg (FLASH) achieved a time resolution of less than 10 fs for bunch charges higher than 500 pC. In order to achieve single spike FEL pulses at FLASH, electron bunch charges down to 20 pC are of interest. With these BAMs the required time resolution is not reachable for bunch charges below 500 pC. Therefore new pickups with a bandwidth of up to 40 GHz are designed and manufactured*. The signal evaluation takes place with a time-stabilized reference laser pulse train which is modulated with an Electro-Optical intensity Modulator (EOM). The new BAM system also requires new EOMs for the electro-optical frontend. The available selection of commercial EOM candidates for the new frontend is very limited. In this paper we present a comparison between different EOM candidates for the new electro optical frontend.
* A. Angelovski et al. Proceedings Phys. Rev ST AB, DOI:10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.15.112803
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