Author: Bogdanov, S.A.
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WEP012 A 2.45 GHz Photoinjector Gun for an FEL Driven by Laser Wakefield Accelerated Beam 444
  • S.V. Kuzikov, S.A. Bogdanov, E. Gacheva, E.V. Ilyakov, D.S. Makarov, S. Mironov, A. Poteomkin, A. Shkaev, A.A. Vikharev
    IAP/RAS, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  Funding: This work was supported by the Russian Scientific Foundation (grant #16-19-10448).
The photoinjector of short electron bunches is a key element of investigations aimed on particle acceleration by pulses of the subpetawatt laser PEARL (10 J, 50-70 fs). The projected parameters of the photoinjector are an electron energy level of 5 MeV, a charge > 0.1 nC, a bunch length of about 3 mm, a transversal emittance no worse than 1 mm*mrad, and an energy spread no more than ~0.1%. The photoinjector is based on klystron KIU-111 at frequency 2.45 GHz, produced by company Toriy (output power ~ 5 MW, pulse length ~ 7 mcs, efficiency ~ 44%, power gain ~ 50 dB). It is proposed to use this klystron in order to feed the accelerating resonator of the classical design consisted of 1.5 cells in which the photocathode is inserted. On a base of third harmonics of a Ti:Sa laser, we plan to produce picosecond pulses of no less than 100 mcJ in energy. The photocathode is planned to be made of CVD diamond film which is not critical to vacuum degree and surface contamination, has high QE, a long lifetime, and is capable of being used with cheap, long wavelength optical lasers.
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