Author: Hessler, C.     [Heßler, C.]
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MOPFI058 Studies of Cs3Sb Cathodes for the CLIC Drive Beam Photoinjector Option 413
  • I. Martini, E. Chevallay, S. Döbert, V. Fedosseev, C. Heßler, M. Martyanov
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Within the CLIC (Compact Linear Collider) project, feasibility studies of a photoinjector option for the drive beam as an alternative to its baseline design using a thermionic electron gun are on-going. This R&D program covers both the laser and the photocathode side. Whereas the available laser pulse energy in ultra-violet (UV) is currently limited by the optical defects in the 4th harmonics frequency conversion crystal induced by the 0.14 ms long pulse trains, recent measurements of Cs3Sb photocathodes sensitive to green light showed their potential to overcome this limitation. Moreover, using visible laser beams leads to better stability of produced electron bunches and one can take advantages of the availability of higher quality optics. The studied Cs3Sb photocathodes have been produced in the CERN photoemission laboratory using the co-deposition technique and tested in a DC gun set-up. The analysis of data acquired during the cathode production process will be presented in this paper, as well as the results of life-time measurements in the DC gun.