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Prat, E.

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TUOCAB02 Measurements of Compression and Emittance Growth after the First LCLS Bunch Compressor Chicane 807
  • P. Emma, K. L.F. Bane, Y. T. Ding, J. C. Frisch, Z. Huang, H. Loos, G. V. Stupakov, J. Wu
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California
  • E. Prat
    DESY, Hamburg
  • F. Sannibale, K. G. Sonnad, M. S. Zolotorev
    LBNL, Berkeley, California
  Funding: U. S. Depertment of Energy contract #DE-AC02-76SF00515.

The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) is a SASE x-ray free-electron laser project presently under construction at SLAC. The injector section from RF photocathode gun through the first bunch compressor chicane was installed during the Fall of 2006. The first bunch compressor chicane is located at 250 MeV and nominally compresses a 1-nC electron bunch from an rms length of about 1 mm to 0.2 mm. The degree of compression is highly adjustable using RF phasing and also chicane magnetic field variations. Transverse phase space and bunch length diagnostics are located immediately after the chicane. We present measurements and simulations of the longitudinal and transverse phase space after the chicane in various beam conditions, including extreme compression where coherent radiation effects are expected to be striking.

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TUPMS049 Initial Commissioning Experience with the LCLS Injector 1302
  • P. Emma, R. Akre, J. Castro, Y. T. Ding, D. Dowell, J. C. Frisch, A. Gilevich, G. R. Hays, P. Hering, Z. Huang, R. H. Iverson, P. Krejcik, C. Limborg-Deprey, H. Loos, A. Miahnahri, C. H. Rivetta, M. E. Saleski, J. F. Schmerge, D. C. Schultz, J. L. Turner, J. J. Welch, W. E. White, J. Wu
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California
  • L. Froehlich, T. Limberg, E. Prat
    DESY, Hamburg
  Funding: U. S. Department of Energy contract #DE-AC02-76SF00515.

The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) is a SASE x-ray Free-Electron Laser (FEL) project presently under construction at SLAC. The injector section, from drive-laser and RF photocathode gun through the first bunch compressor chicane, was installed during the Fall of 2006. Initial system commissioning with an electron beam takes place in the Spring and Summer of 2007. The second phase of construction, including the second bunch compressor and the FEL undulator, will begin later, in the Fall of 2007. We report here on experience gained during the first phase of machine commissioning, including RF photocathode gun, linac booster section, energy spectrometers, S-band and X-band RF systems, the first bunch compressor stage, and the various beam diagnostics.

THPAN026 Beam Profile Measurements and Analysis at FLASH 3283
  • E. Prat, W. Decking, T. Limberg, F. Loehl
    DESY, Hamburg
  • K. Honkavaara
    Uni HH, Hamburg
  FLASH (Free Electron LASer in Hamburg) is a SASE FEL user facility at DESY, Hamburg. It serves also as a pilot project for the European XFEL. Although the slice emittance is a more appropriate parameter to characterize the SASE process, the projected emittance is a good indicator of the electron beam quality which can be measured in an easy and fast way. In this paper we present measurements of the projected emittance along FLASH. We also analyze the effect of the dispersion on transverse electron beam profiles.  
FRPMN017 Beam Position Monitor Calibration at the FLASH Linac at DESY 3937
  • N. Baboi, P. Castro, O. Hensler, J. Lund-Nielsen, D. Noelle, L. M. Petrosyan, E. Prat, T. Traber
    DESY, Hamburg
  • M. Krasilnikov, W. Riesch
    DESY Zeuthen, Zeuthen
  In the FLASH (Free electron LASer in Hamburg) facility at DESY more than 60 beam position monitors (BPM) with single bunch resolution are currently installed, and more are planned for future installation. Their calibration has been initially made by measuring each electronics board in the RF laboratory. However the ultimate calibration of each monitor is made by measuring its response to beam movement. This is a time-consuming procedure depending on the availability and accuracy of other components of the machine such as corrector magnets. On the other hand it has the advantage of getting in one measurement the answer of the monitor with all its components and of being independent of the monitor type. The calibration procedure and particularities for various types of BPMs in various parts of the linac will be discussed. A procedure based on the response matrices is also now under study. This would significantly speed up the calibration procedure, which is particularly important in larger accelerators such as the European XFEL (X-ray Free Electron Laser), to be built at DESY.