Author: D'Arcy, R.T.P.
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MOP043 Plasma Wakefield Accelerated Beams for Demonstration of FEL Gain at FLASHForward 1
 
  • P. Niknejadi, A. Aschikhin, C. Behrens, S. Bohlen, R.T.P. D'Arcy, J. Dale, L. Di Lucchio, M. Felber, B. Foster, L. Goldberg, J.-N. Gruse, Z. Hu, S. Karstensen, A. Knetsch, O. S. Kononenko, V. Libov, K. Ludwig, A. Martinez de la Ossa, F. Marutzky, T.J. Mehrling, J. Osterhoff, C.A.J. Palmer, K. Poder, P. Pourmoussavi, M. Quast, J.-H. Röckemann, J. Schaffran, L. Schaper, H. Schlarb, B. Schmidt, S. Schreiber, S. Schröder, J.-P. Schwinkendorf, B. Sheeran, M.J.V. Streeter, G.E. Tauscher, V. Wacker, S. Weichert, S. Wesch, P. Winkler, S. Wunderlich, J. Zemella
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • A.R. Maier
    CFEL, Hamburg, Germany
  • A.R. Maier, A. Martinez de la Ossa, M. Meisel, J.-H. Röckemann
    University of Hamburg, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Hamburg, Germany
  • C.B. Schroeder
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  • V. Wacker
    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
 
  Funding: Work supported by Helmholtz ARD program and VH-VI-503
FLASHForward is the Future-ORiented Wakefield Accelerator Research and Development project at the DESY free-electron laser (FEL) facility FLASH. It aims to produce high-quality, GeV-energy electron beams over a plasma cell of a few centimeters. The plasma is created by means of a 25 TW Ti:Sapphire laser system. The plasma wakefield will be driven by high-current-density electron beams extracted from the FLASH accelerator. The project focuses on the advancement of plasma-based particle acceleration technology through the exploration of both external and internal witness-beam injection schemes. Multiple conventional and cutting-edge diagnostic tools, suitable for diagnosis of short electron beams, are under development. The design of the post-plasma beamline sections will be finalized based on the result of these aforementioned diagnostics. In this paper, the status of the project, as well as the progress towards achieving its overarching goal of demonstrating FEL gain via plasma wakefield acceleration, is discussed.
 
 
WEP040 Sub-Femtosecond Time-Resolved Measurements Based on a Variable Polarization X-Band Transverse Deflecting Structures for SwissFEL 1
 
  • P. Craievich, M. Bopp, H.-H. Braun, R. Ganter, M. Pedrozzi, E. Prat, S. Reiche, R. Zennaro
    PSI, Villigen PSI, Switzerland
  • R.W. Aßmann, F. Christie, R.T.P. D'Arcy, B. Marchetti, D. Marx
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • N. Catalán Lasheras, A. Grudiev, G. McMonagle, W. Wuensch
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
 
  The SwissFEL project, under commissioning at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), will produce FEL radiation for soft and hard X-rays with pulse durations ranging from a few to several tens of femtoseconds. A collaboration between DESY, PSI and CERN has been established with the aim of developing and building an advanced X-Band transverse deflector structure (TDS) with the new feature of providing variable polarization of the deflecting force. As this innovative CERN design requires very high manufacturing precision to guarantee highest azimuthal symmetry of the structure to avoid the deterioration of the polarization of the streaking field, the high-precision tuning-free assembly procedures developed at PSI for the SwissFEL C-band accelerating structures will be used for the manufacturing. Such a TDS will be installed downstream of the undulators of the soft X-ray beamline of SwissFEL and thanks to the variable polarization of the TDS, it will be possible to perform a complete characterization of the 6D phase-space. We summarize in this work the status of the project and its main technical parameters.