Author: Ho, K.M.V.
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WEPWO061 Readiness for the Cornell ERL 2447
  • G.H. Hoffstaetter, A.C. Bartnik, I.V. Bazarov, D.H. Bilderback, M.G. Billing, J.D. Brock, J.A. Crittenden, L. Cultrera, D.S. Dale, J. Dobbins, B.M. Dunham, R.D. Ehrlich, M. P. Ehrlichman, R. Eichhorn, K. Finkelstein, E. Fontes, M.J. Forster, S.J. Full, F. Furuta, D. Gonnella, S.W. Gray, S.M. Gruner, C.M. Gulliford, D.L. Hartill, Y. He, R.G. Helmke, K.M.V. Ho, R.P.K. Kaplan, S.S. Karkare, V.O. Kostroun, H. Lee, Y. Li, M. Liepe, X. Liu, J.M. Maxson, C.E. Mayes, A.A. Mikhailichenko, H. Padamsee, J.R. Patterson, S.B. Peck, S. Posen, P. Quigley, P. Revesz, D.H. Rice, D. Sagan, J. Sears, V.D. Shemelin, D.M. Smilgies, E.N. Smith, K.W. Smolenski, A.B. Temnykh, M. Tigner, N.R.A. Valles, V. Veshcherevich, A.R. Woll, Y. Xie, Z. Zhao
    CLASSE, Ithaca, New York, USA
  Funding: Supported by NSF award DMR-0807731 and NY State
Energy-Recovery Linacs (ERLs) are proposed as drivers for hard x-ray sources because of their ability to produce electron bunches with small, flexible cross sections and short lengths at high repetition rates. Cornell University has pioneered the design and hardware for ERL lightsources. This preparatory research for ERL-lightsource construction will be discussed. Important milestones have been achieved in Cornell's prototype ERL injector, including the production of a prototype SRF cavity that exceeds design specifications, the regular production of long-lived and low emittance cathodes, the acceleration of ultra-low emittance bunches, and the world-record of 65 mA current from a photoemission DC gun. We believe that demonstration of the practical feasibility of these technologies have progressed sufficiently to allow the construction of an ERL-based lightsource like that described in [].
WEPWO068 Cornell ERL Main Linac 7-cell Cavity Performance in Horizontal Test Cryomodule Qualifications 2459
  • N.R.A. Valles, R. Eichhorn, F. Furuta, G.M. Ge, D. Gonnella, Y. He, K.M.V. Ho, G.H. Hoffstaetter, M. Liepe, T.I. O'Connell, S. Posen, P. Quigley, J. Sears, V. Veshcherevich
    CLASSE, Ithaca, New York, USA
  Funding: NSF DMR-0807731
Cornell has recently finished producing and testing the first prototype 7-cell main linac cavity for the Cornell Energy Recovery Linac, and completed the prototype cavity qualification program. This paper presents quality factor results from the horizontal test cryomodule (HTC) measurements, from the HTC-1 through HTC-3 experiments, reaching Q's up to 6 x 1010 at 1.6 K. We investigate the effect of thermal cycling on cavity quality factor and show that high quality factors can be preserved from initial mounting to fully outfitting the cavity with side-mounted input coupler and beam line absorbers. We also discuss the production of six additional main-linac cavities as we progress toward constructing a full 6-cavity cryomodule.
WEPFI076 Experience with a 5 kW, 1.3 GHz Solid State Amplifier 2869
  • K.M.V. Ho, R. Eichhorn, D.L. Hartill, M. Liepe
    CLASSE, Ithaca, New York, USA
  This study describes the experience with and performance of a commercially available 1.3 GHz 5kW Solid State Amplifier in various experiments at Cornell University. This paper focuses on several key factors in testing the performance of the amplifier. Among those are phase and amplitude stability, gain linearity, and phase shift vs. power. High power amplifiers are usually built with multiple RF power modules and the individual output signals are then combined in a power combiner. Therefore, the phases of the individual RF output power signals have to be adjusted within tight tolerances. The relative phases can be affected by different lengths cables and also affect the overall gain performance of the amplifier.