Author: Milloch, M.M.
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MOEPPB014 Time Jitter Measurements in Presence of a Magnetic Chicane in the FERMI@elettra Linac 109
  • G. Penco, P. Craievich, S. Di Mitri, M.M. Milloch, F. Rossi
    ELETTRA, Basovizza, Italy
  Accurate and highly stable temporal synchronization between an electron bunch and a pulse from an external seed laser is one of the key requirements for successful operation of a seeded FEL in the XUV and soft x-ray regime. These requirements become more stringent when the electron bunch is longitudinally compressed to sub-ps durations in order to increase the current for more efficient FEL action. In this paper we present experimental measurements of the electron bunch arrival time jitter after the first magnetic compressor of FERMI@Elettra seeded FEL as a function of the compression factor. The experimental behavior of the pulse-to-pulse time jitter agrees both with results from tracking code simulations and with predictions from an analytical approach that takes into account the different sources of time jitter in FERMI, namely the photoinjector drive laser, the RF accelerating cavity phases and voltages, and fluctuations in the chicane bending magnet currents. We also present predictions for the expected arrival time jitter in the final configuration of FERMI that includes two bunch compressors and for which the synchronization requirement is of order 100 fs or better.  
THPPC054 Installation and Tests of the X-Band Power Plant for the FERMI@Elettra Project 3410
  • G. D'Auria, P. Delgiusto, F. Gelmetti, M.M. Milloch, A. Milocco, F. Pribaz, C. Serpico, N. Sodomaco, M. Svandrlik, R. Umer, L. Veljak
    ELETTRA, Basovizza, Italy
  FERMI@Elettra, the fourth generation light source facility at the Elettra Laboratory in Trieste, Italy, foresees an X-band accelerating section downstream the first bunch compressor to linearize the beam longitudinal phase space. The RF power for the structure is produced by the SLAC XL5 klystron, a scaled version of the XL4 tube, operating at the European frequency of 11.992 GHz. The 50 Hz klystron modulator is based on a standard pulse forming network (PFN) design, with thyratron and pulse transformer, for which there is already an extensive experience at the Elettra laboratory. We report about the installation and tests of the first high power RF station.