Author: Kwan, T.J.
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WEP016 Modeling of Diamond Field-Emitter Arrays for High-Brightness Photocathode Applications 454
  • C. Huang, H.L. Andrews, B.K. Choi, R.L. Fleming, T.J. Kwan, J.W. Lewellen, D.C. Nguyen, K.E. Nichols, V.N. Pavlenko, A. Piryatinski, D.Y. Shchegolkov, E.I. Simakov
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  Funding: Work performed under the auspices of the U.S. DOE by the LANS, LLC, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396. Work supported by the LDRD program at LANL.
Dielectric Laser Accelerator (DLA) is capable of generating high output power for an X-ray free-electron laser (FEL), while having a size 1-2 orders of magnitude smaller than existing Radio-Frequency (RF) accelerators. Single Diamond Field-Emitter (DFE) or array of such emitters (DFEA) can be employed as high-current ultra-low-emittance photocathodes for compact DLAs. We are developing a first principle semi-classical Monte-Carlo (MC) emission model for DFEAs that includes the effects of carriers' photoexcitation, their transport to the emitter surface, and the tunnelling through the surface. The electronic structure size quantization affecting the transport and tunnelling processes within the sharp diamond tips is also accounted for. These aspects of our model and their implementation and validation, as well as macroscopic electromagnetic beam simulation of DFE are discussed.
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