Author: Erwin, L.
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TUPOW054 Characterization of a Sub-THz Radiation Source Based on a 3 MeV Electron Beam and Future Plans 1892
  • A.V. Smirnov, R.B. Agustsson, T.J. Campese, Y.C. Chen, J.J. Hartzell, B.T. Jacobson, A.Y. Murokh, M. Ruelas
    RadiaBeam, Santa Monica, California, USA
  • W. Berg, J.C. Dooling, L. Erwin, R.R. Lindberg, S.J. Pasky, N. Sereno, Y.-E. Sun, A. Zholents
    ANL, Argonne, Ilinois, USA
  • Y. Kim
    KAERI, Jeongeup-si, Republic of Korea
  Funding: This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (award No. DE-SC-FOA-0007702)
Design features and some past experimental results are presented for a sub-THz wave source employing the Advanced Photon Source's RF thermionic electron gun. The setup includes a compact alpha-magnet, four quadrupoles, a novel radiator, a THz transport line, and THz diagnostics. The radiator is composed of a dielectric-free, planar, over-sized structure with gratings. The gratings are integrated into a combined horn antenna and ~90° permanent bending magnet. The magnetic lattice enables operation in different modes, including conversion to a flat beam for efficient interaction with the radiating structure. The experiment described demonstrated the generation of narrow bandwidth THz radiation from a compact, laser and undulator-free, table-top system. This concept could be scaled to create a THz-sub-THz source capable of operating in long-pulse, multi-bunch, and CW modes. Additionally, the system can be used to remove unwanted time-dependent energy variations in longitudinally compressed electron bunches or for various time-dependent beam diagnostics. Plans for future experiments and upgrades are also discussed.
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-TUPOW054  
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