Author: Olivas, E.R.
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WEPPP035 Pushing the Gradient Limitations of Superconducting Photonic Band Gap Structure Cells 2801
  • E.I. Simakov, W.B. Haynes, S.S. Kurennoy, J.F. O'Hara, E.R. Olivas, D.Y. Shchegolkov
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  Funding: This work is supported by the Department of Defense High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office through the Office of Naval Research.
We present a design of a superconducting photonic band gap (PBG) accelerator cell operating at 2.1 GHz. The cell is designed with the PBG rods that are specially shaped to reduce the peak magnetic fields and at the same time to preserve its effectiveness for suppression of the higher order modes (HOMs). It has been long recognized that PBG structures have great potential in reducing and even completely eliminating HOMs in accelerators. This is especially beneficial for superconducting electron accelerators for high power free-electron lasers (FELs), which are intended to provide high current continuous duty electron beams. Using PBG structures to reduce the prominent beam-breakup phenomena due to HOMs will allow significantly increased beam-breakup thresholds, and consequently will allow the increase of the frequency of SRF accelerators and the development of novel compact high-current accelerator modules for FELs. High gradient limitations of PBG resonators and the optimal arrangement of the wakefield couplers will be discussed in details in this presentation.