Author: Koshiba, Y.
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TUPPD058 Development of an RF Electron Gun for Ultra-Short Bunch Generation 1536
  • Y. Koshiba, T. Aoki, K. Sakaue, M. Washio
    RISE, Tokyo, Japan
  • T. Takatomi, J. Urakawa
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  At Waseda University, various researches are done using a photocathode rf electron gun with a 1.6 cell cavity. Now we are developing a new rf cavity specialized for producing an ultra-short electron bunch, with the collaboration of High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK). We have used SUPERFISH for designing the new rf cavity and PARMELA for beam tracking. The new rf cavity has an extra cell following the 1.6 cell. The extra cell can chirp the energy of electron bunch so we call it ECC (Energy Chirping Cell). ECC chirp the energy because we shortened the length of iris just before the ECC and also the length of ECC itself. Moreover, electric field in ECC is made to be stronger than others. We have confirmed on PARMELA that ECC rf gun can generate an 100pC electron bunch less than 200fsec with the energy of 4.5MeV at about 2.5m away from the cathode. Such an ultra-short electron bunch enables us to generate a coherent terahertz light using ultra-short electron bunch by synchrotron radiation or transition radiation. In this conference, we would like to introduce the detail of the design of this new ECC rf gun, the present progresses and future prospects.