Author: Rosbach, K.
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MOPPP032 Longitudinal Phase Space Studies at the PITZ Facility 631
  • M. Mahgoub, J. Bähr, H.-J. Grabosch, M. Groß, L. Hakobyan, G. Klemz, G. Kourkafas, M. Krasilnikov, D. Malyutin, A. Oppelt, M. Otevřel, B. Petrosyan, K. Rosbach, F. Stephan, G. Vashchenko
    DESY Zeuthen, Zeuthen, Germany
  • I.I. Isaev
    MEPhI, Moscow, Russia
  • Ye. Ivanisenko
    IERT, Kharkov, Ukraine
  • M. Khojoyan
    ANSL, Yerevan, Armenia
  • J. Li
    USTC/NSRL, Hefei, Anhui, People's Republic of China
  • B. Marchetti
    INFN-Roma II, Roma, Italy
  • D. Richter
    HZB, Berlin, Germany
  • J. Rönsch-Schulenburg
    Uni HH, Hamburg, Germany
  Photoinjectors are a cornerstone for short-wavelength Free Electron Lasers (FELs) like FLASH and the European XFEL in Hamburg, Germany. The Photo Injector Test facility at DESY, location Zeuthen (PITZ), was built to develop and optimize such photoinjectors. The PITZ facility is capable of generating long trains of electron bunches, which can be accelerated up to ~25 MeV/c. Studying and optimizing the longitudinal properties of the electron bunch is an important topic at PITZ. A streak system consisting of Silica Aerogel radiators, optical transition radiation (OTR) screens, optical transmission line, and a streak camera is used to study the longitudinal properties with an accuracy of some ps. Due to the high radiation level in the facility, many of the lenses in the optical transmission line have turned brown, reducing the efficiency of the system. Some of the lenses were recovered by baking them up to 180°C. In contrast, few sensitive objective lenses can not be baked, rather they were recovered via exposure to infrared radiation with the proper wave length. An overview of the system, the difficulties, and the modifications needed to overcome the radiation effects are presented.