Author: Agustsson, R.B.
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MOPWA080 Design of a Fast, XFEL-quality Wire Scanner 867
  • M.A. Harrison, R.B. Agustsson, P.S. Chang, T.J. Hodgetts, A.Y. Murokh, M. Ruelas
    RadiaBeam, Santa Monica, USA
  RadiaBeam Technologies, in collaboration with the Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, has designed and built a fast wire scanner for transverse beam size measurements in the XFEL Injector Test Facility. The wire scanner utilizes three 25-micron diameter tungsten wires mounted vertically, horizontally, and diagonally on a single alumina card to measure the transverse beam size down to 10 microns with sub-micron accuracy of a 139-MeV electron beam. A double-ended design using dual bellows for actuation is used to reduce the vibrations of the wire holder during motion and negate the effects of air pressure on positioning. The servomotor-driven system is capable of performing full horizontal, vertical, and 45-degree scans in under a minute. Algorithms are presented for removing the broadening effect of the wires' thickness from the scanning data to measure beams that are as small or smaller than the wires. Furthermore, we present formulas for determining the beam's transverse spatial sizes (horizontal and vertical spot size and correlation) from the scan data.  
WEPWA080 Development of a Compact Insertion Device for Coherent Sub-mm Generation 2295
  • A.V. Smirnov, R.B. Agustsson, S. Boucher, T.J. Grandsaert, J.J. Hartzell, M. Ruelas, S. Storms
    RadiaBeam, Santa Monica, USA
  • A. Andrews, B.L. Berls, C.F. Eckman, K. Folkman, A.W. Hunt, Y. Kim, A.E. Knowles-Swingle, C. O'Neill, M. Smith
    IAC, Pocatello, IDAHO, USA
  • P. Buaphad, Y. Kim
    ISU, Pocatello, Idaho, USA
  Funding: Department of Energy Contracts DE- SC-FOA-0000760 and DE-FG02-07ER84877
A novel design of resonant Cherenkov wakefield extractor that produced a ~0.9 mm wavelength radiation is presented. The experiment was performed at Idaho Accelerator Center (IAC) using specially upgraded 1.3 GHz 44 MeV linac facility. Specifics of the radiator performance and design are outlined including low-energy beam interaction with non-circular geometry. Some elements of the design may have certain potential for future compact mm-sub-mm-wave sources.
WEPWA081 Status of the Praseodymium Undulator with Textured Dysprosium Poles for Compact X-Ray FEL Applications 2298
  • F.H. O'Shea, R.B. Agustsson, Y.C. Chen, T.J. Grandsaert, A.Y. Murokh, K.E. Woods
    RadiaBeam, Santa Monica, USA
  • J. Park, R.L. Stillwell
    NHMFL, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
  • V. Solovyov
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  The demand for high-brightness hard x-ray fluxes from next generation light sources has spurred the development of insertion devices with shorter periods and higher fields than is feasible with conventional materials and designs. RadiaBeam Technologies is currently developing a novel high peak field, ultrashort period undulator with praseodymium-iron-boron (PrFeB) permanent magnets and textured dysprosium (Tx Dy) ferromagnetic field concentrators. This device will offer an unparalleled solution for compact x-ray light sources, as well as for demanding applications at conventional synchrotron radiation sources. A 1.4T on-axis field has already been achieved in a 9mm period undulator, demonstrating the feasibility of using Tx Dy poles in a hybrid undulator configuration with PrFeB magnets. Facets of the undulator design, optimization of the Tx Dy production and characterization process, and magnetic measurements of Tx Dy will be presented.  
WEPFI086 Normal Conducting Radio Frequency X-band Deflecting Cavity Fabrication, Validation and Tuning 2899
  • R.B. Agustsson, L. Faillace, A.Y. Murokh, E. Spranza, S. Storms
    RadiaBeam, Santa Monica, USA
  • D. Alesini
    INFN/LNF, Frascati (Roma), Italy
  • V.A. Dolgashev, J.R. Lewandowski
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • J.B. Rosenzweig
    UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • V. Yakimenko
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  An X-band Traveling wave Deflector mode cavity (XTD) has been developed, fabricated, tuned and characterized by Radiabeam Technologies to perform longitudinal measurement of the sub-picosecond ultra-relativistic electron beams. The device is optimized for the 100 MeV electron beam parameters at the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and is scalable to higher energies. The XTD is designed to operate at 11.424 GHz, and features short filling time, femtosecond resolution, and a small footprint. RF design, structure fabrication, cold testing and tuning results are presented.  
WEPFI088 High-power Tests of an Ultra-high Gradient Compact S-band (HGS) Accelerating Structure 2902
  • L. Faillace, R.B. Agustsson, P. Frigola, A.Y. Murokh, S. Seung
    RadiaBeam, Santa Monica, USA
  • S.G. Anderson
    LLNL, Livermore, California, USA
  • V.A. Dolgashev
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • J.B. Rosenzweig
    UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • V. Yakimenko
    BNL, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
  RadiaBeam Technologies reports on the RF design, fabrication and high-power tests of a ultra-high gradient S-Band accelerating structure (HGS) operating in the pi-mode at 2.856 GHz. The compact HGS structure offers a drop-in replacement for conventional S-Band linacs in research and industrial applications such as drivers for compact light sources, medical and security systems. The electromagnetic design (optimization of the cell shape in order to maximize RF efficiency and minimize surface fields at very high accelerating gradients) has been carried out with the codes HFSS and SuperFish while the thermal analysis has been performed by using the code ANSYS. The high-power conditioning was carried out at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).  
WEPFI089 High Gradient Normal Conducting Radio-frequency Photoinjector System for Sincrotrone Trieste 2905
  • L. Faillace, R.B. Agustsson, H. Badakov, P. Frigola
    RadiaBeam, Santa Monica, USA
  • F. Cianciosi, P. Craievich, M. Trovò
    Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, Italy
  • A. Fukasawa, J.B. Rosenzweig, A. Yakub
    UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
  Radiabeam Technologies, in collaboration with UCLA, presents the development of a high gradient normal conducting radio frequency (NCRF) 1.6 cell photoinjector system for the Sincrotrone Trieste facility. Designed to operate with a 120MV/m accelerating gradient, this single feed, fat lipped racetrack coupler design is modeled after the LCLS photoinjector with a novel demountable cathode which permits cost effective cathode exchange. Full overview of the project to date and installation at Sincrotrone Trieste will be discussed along with basic, design, engineering and manufacturing.  
THPWA051 Compact, Inexpensive X-band Linacs as Radioactive Isotope Source Replacements 3746
  • S. Boucher, R.B. Agustsson, L. Faillace, J.J. Hartzell, A.Y. Murokh, A.V. Smirnov, S. Storms, K.E. Woods
    RadiaBeam, Santa Monica, USA
  Funding: Work supported by DNDO Phase II SBIR HSHQDC-10-C-00148 and DOE Phase II SBIR DE- SC0000865.
Radioisotope sources are commonly used in a variety of industrial and medical applications. The US National Research Council has identified as a priority the replacement of high-activity sources with alternative technologies, due to the risk of accidents and diversion by terrorists for use in Radiological Dispersal Devices (“dirty bombs”). RadiaBeam Technologies is developing novel, compact, inexpensive linear accelerators for use in a variety of such applications as cost-effective replacements. The technology is based on the MicroLinac (originally developed at SLAC), an X-band linear accelerator powered by an inexpensive and commonly available magnetron. Prototypes are currently under construction. This paper will describe the design, engineering, fabrication and testing of these linacs at RadiaBeam. Future development plans will also be discussed.