Author: Messerly, M. J.
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WEPPD060 A Drive Laser for Multi-bunch Photoinjector Operation 2657
  • D.J. Gibson, C.P.J. Barty, M. J. Messerly, M.A. Prantil
    LLNL, Livermore, California, USA
  • E. Cormier
    CELIA, Talence, France
  Funding: This work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344
Numerous electron beam applications would benefit from increased average current without sacrificing beam brightness. Work is underway at LLNL to investigate the performance of X-band photoinjectors that would generate electron bunches at a rate matching the RF drive frequency, i.e. one bunch per RF cycle. A critical part of this effort involves development of photo-cathode drive laser technology. Here we present a new laser architecture that can generate pulse trains at repetition rates up to several GHz. This compact, fiber-based system is driven directly by the accelerator RF and so is inherently synchronized with the accelerating fields, and scales readily over a wide range of drive frequencies (L-band through X-band). The system will be required to produce 0.5 μJ, ~200 fs rise time, spatially and temporally shaped UV pulses designed to optimize the electron beam brightness. Presented is the current status of this system, producing pulses shorter than 2 ps from a cw source.
WEEPPB004 Status of the APEX Project at LBNL 2173
  • F. Sannibale, B.J. Bailey, K.M. Baptiste, J.M. Byrd, C.W. Cork, J.N. Corlett, S. De Santis, L.R. Doolittle, J.A. Doyle, P. Emma, J. Feng, D. Filippetto, G. Huang, H. Huang, T.D. Kramasz, S. Kwiatkowski, W.E. Norum, H.A. Padmore, C. F. Papadopoulos, G.C. Pappas, G.J. Portmann, J. Qiang, D.G. Quintas, J.W. Staples, T. Vecchione, M. Venturini, M. Vinco, W. Wan, R.P. Wells, M.S. Zolotorev, F.A. Zucca
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  • M. J. Messerly, M.A. Prantil
    LLNL, Livermore, California, USA
  • C.M. Pogue
    NPS, Monterey, California, USA
  Funding: This work was supported by the Director of the Office of Science of the US Department of Energy under Contract no. DEAC02-05CH11231.
The Advanced Photo-injector Experiment (APEX) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is focused on the development of a high-brightness high-repetition rate (MHz-class) electron injector for X-ray FEL applications. The injector is based on a new concept gun, utilizing a normal conducting 186 MHz RF cavity operating in cw mode in conjunction with high quantum efficiency photocathodes capable of delivering the required repetition rates with available laser technology. The APEX activities are staged in 3 main phases. In Phases 0 and I, the gun will be tested at its nominal energy of 750 keV and several different photocathodes are tested at full repetition rate. In Phase II, a pulsed linac will be added for accelerating the beam at several tens of MeV to reduce space charge effects and measure the high-brightness performance of the gun when integrated in an injector scheme. At Phase II energies, the radiation shielding configuration of APEX limits the repetition rate to a maximum of several Hz. Phase 0 is under commissioning, Phase I under installation, and initial activities for Phase II are underway. This paper presents an update on the status of these activities.