Author: Wu, Y.K.
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MOPPR032 Electron Beam Diagnostics based on Transverse Feedback System at Duke Storage Ring 849
  • W. Xu, D.H. He
    USTC/NSRL, Hefei, Anhui, People's Republic of China
  • J.Y. Li, W. Wu, Y.K. Wu
    FEL/Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  Funding: This work is supported in part by the US DOE grant no. DE-FG02-97ER41033.
To combat electron beam instabilities, a field programmable gate array (FPGA) based bunch-by-bunch transverse feedback (TFB) has been developed for the Duke storage ring. While it is capable of suppressing transverse beam instabilities for multi-bunch operation, the TFB system has not been needed for typical operation of the Duke storage ring FEL. To explore the great potential of this system, we have focused on the development of TFB based beam diagnostics. A TFB based tune measurement system has been developed using two methods: the tune scan method and tune monitoring method. With the tune monitoring method, a much faster method of the two, we have studied the tune stability of the electron beam in the Duke storage ring. This tune measurement system also allows us to conduct chromaticity measurements more quickly, compared with the existing chromaticity measurement system using a network analyzer. Finally, the TFB based tune system has been used to calibrate the tune knob and chromaticity knob for the Duke storage ring.
Overview of Present and Future Compton Photon Sources  
  • Y.K. Wu
    FEL/Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  This presentation should review present and future storage ring and linac Compton sources of X-ray to gamma ray photons and their applications.  
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TUPPC047 New Storage Ring Lattice for the Duke FEL Wiggler Switchyard System 1272
  • H. Hao, J.Y. Li, Y.K. Wu
    FEL/Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  Funding: This work is supported in part by the US DOE grant no. DE-FG02-97ER41033.
The Duke storage ring is a dedicated drive for the OK-4 FEL and OK-5 FEL, and for the state-of-the-art Compton gamma-ray source, High Intensity Gamma-Ray Source (HIGS). To produce FEL lasing below 190 nm and gamma-ray beams above 100 MeV, the FEL system needs to be upgraded by adding two helical OK-5 wigglers to increase the FEL gain with four OK5 wigglers for the VUV operation. To simultaneously preserve the linear polarization capability of the gamma-ray beam produced by the planar OK-4 FEL, a wiggler switchyard system is under development which will enable the switch between two planar OK-4 wigglers and two helical OK-5 wigglers in the middle of the FEL straight. In this work, we present the new magnetic lattice designed for the operation of the wiggler switchyard system. This new lattice is developed with great flexibility for the operation with different numbers of FEL wigglers, variable betatron tunes, and adjustable electron beam sizes at the collision point for the HIGS. In addition, the new lattice is developed for the operation in a wide range of energies, from 280 MeV to 1.2 GeV, with proper nonlinear dynamics compensations in order to realize a large dynamic aperture.
TUPPP076 Soft Orbit Bumps for Duke Storage Ring VUV FEL Operation 1774
  • S.F. Mikhailov, J.Y. Li, V. Popov, P.W. Wallace, Y.K. Wu
    FEL/Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  Funding: This work is supported in part by the US DoE grant # DE-FG02-97ER41033.
The Duke FEL and High Intensity Gamma-ray Source (HIGS) facility is operated with an electron beam from 0.24 to 1.2 GeV and a photon beam from 190 to 1060 nm. The current range of the gamma-beam energy is from 1 MeV to about 100 MeV, with the maximum total gamma-flux of more then 1010 gammas per second around 10 MeV. Production of the high intensity, high energy gamma-beams of 60-100 MeV using UV-VUV mirrors of 240 - 190 nm requires and high energy, high current electron beams of 0.9-1.05 GeV. The radiation damage problem becomes more severe for VUV FEL operation below 190 nm. The radiation from the End-of-Arc (EOA) bending magnets, instead of the radiation from FEL wigglers, is the dominant cause of a rapid degradation of the downstream FEL mirror. In this work, we propose a number of measures to significantly reduce the radiation from these dipole magnets as well as other potential sources of synchrotron radiation toward the FEL mirror. In particular, we describe the development of an orbit bump using designated "soft" orbit correctors. The magnetic field of these correctors is limited to produce a radiation with a critical wavelength close or below the FEL wavelength.
THPPD078 Cold Cathode Thyratron Based High-voltage Kicker Generators at the Duke Accelerators: Six Year Experience 3698
  • V. Popov, S.F. Mikhailov, P.W. Wallace, Y.K. Wu
    FEL/Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  Funding: This work is supported in part by the US DOE grant #DE-FG02-97ER41033.
The performance of the Duke storage ring based light sources, the Duke storage ring FEL and High Intensity Gamma-ray Source (HIGS), has been greatly improved since 2007 as the result of operating a new full-energy, top-off booster injector (0.18 - 1.2 GeV), allowing fixed energy operation of the storage ring (0.25 - 1.2 GeV). The injection/extraction kicker system is one of the key components of the accelerator facility which determines efficiency and reliability of the light source operation. Pseudo-Spark Switches(PSS), also known as cold cathode thyratrons, are the critical components of the high voltage pulse generators for kickers. More than six years of operation has allowed us to study the lifetime issue for the 10 kA class devices. Recently, we have tested the next generation cold cathode thyratron, with one installed in one of our storage ring kicker high voltage generators. In the present paper we will also present preliminary test results of this new thyratron and the required modifications of its triggering driver to improve its performance.