Author: Jamison, S.P.
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MOPFI068 High Repetition Rate Highly Stable S-band Photocathode Gun for the CLARA Project 437
  • B.L. Militsyn, L.S. Cowie, P. Goudket, S.P. Jamison, J.W. McKenzie, K.J. Middleman, R. Valizadeh, A.E. Wheelhouse
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • V.V. Paramonov
    RAS/INR, Moscow, Russia
  • M.D. Roper
    STFC/DL, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  Compact Linear Accelerator for Research and Applications (CLARA) is a 250 MeV electron facility which is under development at STFC ASTeC. The CLARA photo-injector is based on a RF photocathode gun operating with metal photocathodes and driven by a third harmonic of Ti: Sapphire laser (266 nm). The injector will be operated with laser pulses with an energy of up to 2 mJ, pulse durations down to 180 fs FWHM and a repetition rate of up to 400 Hz. In order to investigate performance of different photocathodes the gun is equipped with a load-lock system which would allow replacement of the photocathodes. Duration and emittance of electron bunches essentially depends on the mode of operation and vary from 0.1 ps at 20 pC to 5 ps at 200 pC and from 0.2 to 2 mm mrad respectively. Requirements for the stability of beam arrival time at the CLARA experimental area are extremely high and vary from hundreds down to tenths femtoseconds. In the presented article we analyse stability of the guns with 1.5 and 2.5 cell and the beam quality delivered by a gun with coaxial and waveguide coupler and analyse possibility of injection time stabilisation with low level RF and optical feedback system.  
MOPME077 Electro-0ptical Bunch Profile Measurement at CTF3 658
  • R. Pan, A. Andersson, W. Farabolini, A. Goldblatt, T. Lefèvre, M. Martyanov, S. Mazzoni, S.F. Rey, L. Timeo
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • W.A. Gillespie, R. Pan, D.A. Walsh
    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • S.P. Jamison
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  A new electro-optic bunch profile monitor has recently been installed in CLIC Test Facility 3 at CERN. The monitor is based on an electro-optic spectral decoding scheme which reconstructs the longitudinal profile of the electron bunch by measuring its Coulomb field. The system uses a 780 nm fibre laser system, transported over a 20m long distance to the interaction chamber, where a ZnTe crystal is positioned close to the beam. The assembly also contains a traditional OTR screen, which is coupled to a second optical line and used to adjust the temporal overlap between the laser and the electron pulse. This paper presents the detection system in detail, as well as reporting on the first measurements performed with beam.  
MOPWA050 Bunch Train Characterisation for an Infra-red FEL Driven by an Energy Recovery Linac 786
  • T.T. Thakker, D. Angal-Kalinin, D.J. Dunning, F. Jackson, S.P. Jamison, J.K. Jones, N. Thompson
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  The IR-FEL on the ALICE test facility in the UK first achieved lasing in October 2010 and has since been characterised in terms of its output *. In this work we make a characterisation of electron bunch properties along a complete 100us macropulse to characterise the lasing-induced energy change and its effect on energy recovery. Measurements of bunch energy and timing are correlated with the FEL radiation output and discussed.
* N. R. Thompson et al, ‘First lasing of the ALICE infra-red Free-Electron Laser’, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A, 680 (2012) 117–123
TUPEA058 The Conceptual Design of CLARA, A Novel FEL Test Facility for Ultrashort Pulse Generation 1265
  • J.A. Clarke, D. Angal-Kalinin, R.K. Buckley, S.R. Buckley, P.A. Corlett, L.S. Cowie, D.J. Dunning, B.D. Fell, P. Goudket, A.R. Goulden, S.P. Jamison, J.K. Jones, A. Kalinin, B.P.M. Liggins, L. Ma, K.B. Marinov, P.A. McIntosh, J.W. McKenzie, K.J. Middleman, B.L. Militsyn, A.J. Moss, B.D. Muratori, H.L. Owen, R.N.C. Santer, Y.M. Saveliev, R.J. Smith, S.L. Smith, E.W. Snedden, M. Surman, T.T. Thakker, N. Thompson, R. Valizadeh, A.E. Wheelhouse, P.H. Williams
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • R. Appleby, M. Serluca, G.X. Xia
    UMAN, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • R.J. Barlow, A.M. Kolano
    University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • R. Bartolini, I.P.S. Martin
    Diamond, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  • N. Bliss, R.J. Cash, G. Cox, G.P. Diakun, A. Gallagher, D.M.P. Holland, B.G. Martlew, M.D. Roper
    STFC/DL, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • S.T. Boogert
    Royal Holloway, University of London, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • G. Burt
    Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • L.T. Campbell, B.W.J. MᶜNeil
    USTRAT/SUPA, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • S. Chattopadhyay
    Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • A. Lyapin
    JAI, Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • D. Newton, A. Wolski
    The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • V.V. Paramonov
    RAS/INR, Moscow, Russia
  The conceptual design of CLARA, a novel FEL test facility focussed on the generation of ultrashort photon pulses with extreme levels of stability and synchronisation is described. The ultimate aim of CLARA is to experimentally demonstrate, for the first time, that sub-coherence length pulse generation with FELs is viable. The results will translate directly to existing and future X-Ray FELs, enabling them to generate attosecond pulses, thereby extending the science capabilities of these intense light sources. This paper will describe the design of CLARA, pointing out the flexible features that will be incorporated to allow multiple novel FEL schemes to be proven.  
WEPWA061 ALICE ERL Intra-train Variation Investigation using Bunch-by-bunch BPMs 2256
  • D. Angal-Kalinin, F. Jackson, S.P. Jamison, J.K. Jones, A. Kalinin, T.T. Thakker, P.H. Williams
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  The ALICE ERL is an energy recovery test facility based at Daresbury Laboratory. We present investigations of charge and transverse variations/oscillations in the ALICE trains (up to 1600 bunches, spacing 55.2ns, bunch charge up to 60pC), using turn-by-turn EMMA BPMs adjusted for bunch-by-bunch measurements*. A set-up was established which allows use of pickups immediately downstream of the DC Gun as well as in the Arcs. To analyse variations, a DFT was used. It was established that a previously observed prominent (~10%) 300kHz charge envelope variation is a feature of the Photoinjector Laser. A set of transverse variations at 300kHz and below that depended on steering was also observed in the Injection Line. Downstream of the Booster, it was discovered that the transverse spectra are different. Prevailing quite regular variations (in range of 50um) were observed around 100kHz, manifesting themselves in the horizontal plane, present in non-dispersive regions, and dependent on trajectory offset in the Booster. We discuss the results, and also present our plans to apply this technique to a new single bunch injector EBTF now under commissioning in Daresbury Laboratory.
* A. Kalinin et al, MOPA30, IBIC12, Tsukuba, Japan.
THPWA036 Implementation and Commissioning of the New Electron Beam Test Facility (EBTF) at Daresbury Laboratory for Industrial Accelerator System 3708
  • P.A. McIntosh, D. Angal-Kalinin, R.K. Buckley, S.R. Buckley, J.A. Clarke, B.D. Fell, A.R. Goulden, C. Hill, F. Jackson, S.P. Jamison, J.K. Jones, A. Kalinin, B.P.M. Liggins, J.W. McKenzie, K.J. Middleman, B.L. Militsyn, T.C.Q. Noakes, Y.M. Saveliev, B.J.A. Shepherd, S.L. Smith, T.T. Thakker, A.E. Wheelhouse
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • N. Bliss, G. Cox, G.P. Diakun, A. Gleeson, L. Ma, B.G. Martlew, A.J. Moss, K. Robertson, M.D. Roper, R.J. Smith
    STFC/DL, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  The EBTF facility will provide enabling infrastructures targeted at the development and testing of novel and compact accelerator technologies, specifically through partnership with industry and aimed at addressing applications in medicine, health, security, energy and industrial processing. The facility has now been implemented at Daresbury Laboratory and the commissioning of the critical accelerator systems has been performed. The facility is now preparing for first exploitation with partnering industries that will be able to utilise the electron beam parameters available on EBTF to either demonstrate new techniques and/or processes or otherwise develop new technologies for future commercial realisation.