Author: Rossmanith, R.
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TUPWO013 Non-linear Beam Transport Optics for a Laser Wakefield Accelerator 1907
  • C. Widmann, V. Afonso Rodriguez, T. Baumbach, A. Bernhard, N. Braun, B. Härer, P. Peiffer, R. Rossmanith, W. Werner
    KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • O. Jäckel, M. Kaluza, M. Reuter
    HIJ, Jena, Germany
  • M. Kaluza, M. Nicolai, T. Rinck, A. Sävert
    IOQ, Jena, Germany
  • M. Scheer
    HZB, Berlin, Germany
  Funding: This work is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research under contract no. 05K10VK2 and no. 05K10SJ2
The transport and matching of electron beams generated by a Laser Wakefield Accelerator (LWFA) is a major challenge due to their large energy spread and divergence. The divergence in the range of one milli-radian at energies of some 100 MeV calls for strong focusing magnets. At the same time a chromatic correction of the magnets is needed due to the relative energy spread of a few percent. This contribution discusses in particular the layout of the beam transport optics for a diagnostic beam-line at the LWFA in Jena, Germany. The aim of this optics is to match the betatron functions and the non-zero dispersion to the x-dependent flux density amplitude of a non-planar undulator such that monochromatic undulator radiation is generated despite the large energy spread. The transport line is realized as a dogleg chicane involving several strong focusing quadrupoles. The chromatic error is compensated by additional sextupoles. To keep the setup as compact as possible the magnets are designed as combined function magnets. In this contribution the design and optimization of the transport optics, as well as its realization are presented.
WEPWA008 Simulating the Bunch Structure in the THz Source FLUTE 2141
  • S. Naknaimueang, E. Huttel, S. Marsching, A.-S. Müller, M.J. Nasse, R. Rossmanith, M. Schreck, M. Schuh, M. Schwarz, M. Weber, P. Wesolowski
    KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • M.T. Schmelling
    MPI-K, Heidelberg, Germany
  FLUTE is a planned THz source at KIT operating at a beam energy of 40 to 50 MeV in a wide bunch charge range. It consists of a laser driven rf-gun, a linac and a magnetic bunch compressor. The high current density combined with relatively low energy of FLUTE leads to complex strong self-field and beam-radiation field interactions, which are the limiting factors for the bunch compression efficiency. The results of numerical studies are presented in this paper.  
WEPWA009 RF Bunch Compression Studies for FLUTE 2144
  • M. Schuh, E. Huttel, S. Marsching, A.-S. Müller, S. Naknaimueang, M.J. Nasse, R. Rossmanith, R. Ruprecht, M. Schreck, M. Schwarz, M. Weber, P. Wesolowski
    KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • R.W. Aßmann, K. Flöttmann, H. Schlarb
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  FLUTE is a planned 40 to 50 MeV accelerator test facility consisting, in the first phase, of an electron gun with an output energy of about 7 MeV, a traveling wave linac and a magnet chicane bunch compressor. The machine will serve as a source of intense THz radiation using coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR), coherent transition radiation (CTR), and coherent edge radiation (CER) as generation mechanisms. It is planned to operate the machine in the charge regime from a few pC up to several nC in order to study bunch compression schemes as well as the THz radiation generation. In this contribution the effect of velocity bunching by using a dedicated buncher cavity at low energy and operating the linac off-crest is studied in order to deliver RMS bunch lengths in the femtosecond range at low charge.  
WEPWA010 FLUTE: A Versatile Linac-based THz Source Generating Ultra-short Pulses 2147
  • M.J. Nasse, E. Huttel, S. Marsching, A.-S. Müller, S. Naknaimueang, R. Rossmanith, R. Ruprecht, M. Schreck, M. Schuh, M. Schwarz, P. Wesolowski
    KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • R.W. Aßmann, M. Felber, K. Flöttmann, M. Hoffmann, H. Schlarb
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • H.-H. Braun, R. Ganter, L. Stingelin
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  FLUTE is a linac-based accelerator test facility and a THz source currently being constructed at KIT with an electron beam energy of ~41 MeV. It is designed to cover a large charge range from a few pC to ~3 nC. FLUTE is optimized to provide ultra-short electron bunches with an RMS length down to a few fs. In this contribution, we focus on the layout of the machine from the RF gun & gun laser over the linac and the compressor to the THz beamline for the generation of coherent synchrotron, transition and edge radiation (CSR, CTR, CER).  
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