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Schmidt, A.

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TUP034 Status of the 3rd Harmonic Systems for FLASH and XFEL in Summer 2008 471
  • E. Vogel, W. Decking, M. Dohlus, M.G. Hoffmann, M. Hüning, J. Iversen, K. Jensch, G. Kreps, T. Limberg, A. Matheisen, W.-D. Möller, K. Rehlich, A. Schmidt, J.K. Sekutowicz, W. Singer
    DESY, Hamburg
  • A. Bosotti, P. Pierini, D. Sertore
    INFN/LASA, Segrate (MI)
  • H.T. Edwards, E.R. Harms, T.N. Khabiboulline
    Fermilab, Batavia

Ultra short bunches with high peak current are required for the creation of high brilliance coherent light in the VUV and X-ray range in undulators. At the Free Electron Laser in Hamburg (FLASH) and the European X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) they are obtained by a two stage bunch compression scheme based on acceleration off the rf field crest and transverse magnetic chicanes. The deviation of the rf field's sine shape from a straight line leads to long bunch tails and reduces the peak current. This effect can be eliminated by adding a third harmonic rf system. The paper gives an overview on the actual status of the beam dynamical examinations and as well on the development of the third harmonic sub-systems like modules, cavities and radio frequency systems for FLASH and the XFEL.