Author: Behrens, C.
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TUOCA01 LCLS Bunch Compressor Configuration Study for Soft X-ray Operation 1037
  • S. Li, Y. Ding, Z. Huang, A. Marinelli, T.J. Maxwell, D.F. Ratner, F. Zhou
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • C. Behrens
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  The microbunching instability (MBI) is a well-known problem for high brightness electron beams and has been observed at accelerator facilities around the world. Free-electron lasers (FELs) are particularly susceptible to MBI, which can distort the longitudinal phase space and increase the beam's slice energy spread (SES). Past studies of MBI at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) relied on optical transition radiation to infer the existence of microbunching. With the development of the x-band transverse deflecting cavity (XTCAV), we can for the first time directly image the longitudinal phase space at the end of the accelerator and complete a comprehensive study of MBI, revealing both detailed MBI behavior as well as insights into mitigation schemes [1]. The fine time resolution of the XTCAV also provides the first LCLS measurements of the final SES, a critical parameter for many advanced FEL schemes. Detailed MBI and SES measurements can aid in understanding MBI mechanisms, benchmarking simulation codes, and designing future high-brightness accelerators.  
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DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-TUOCA01  
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