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Microbunching and beam break-up in DUV-FEL accelerator

By: Carr, L.; Sheehy, B.; Loos, H.; Shaftan, T.; Graves, W.S.; Limborg, C.; Huang, Z.;

2003 / IEEE / 0-7803-7738-9

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This item was taken from the IEEE Conference ' Microbunching and beam break-up in DUV-FEL accelerator ' We present the results of electron beam longitudinal modulation studies in the DUV-FEL accelerator. For bunch length determination we used the ""zero-phasing"" method, based on a measurement of the chirped electron bunch energy spectra. The measurements revealed a spiky structure in the longitudinal phase space. A model based on space charge effect is considered to explain of the obtained phenomena. The analysis of the energy spectra has shown a sensitivity of the structure to the electron beam peak current, energy and longitudinal non-uniformity of the RF gun drive laser. Analytical calculations have demonstrated a qualitative agreement with experimental observations. Several experiments have been made to compare with theory; measured results are reviewed in this paper. The obtained effect is briefly discussed in relation to high brightness accelerators.