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Title: X-band RF Photoinjector for Laser Compton X-ray and Gamma-ray Sources

Extremely bright narrow bandwidth gamma-ray sources are expanding the application of accelerator technology and light sources in new directions. An X-band test station has been commissioned at LLNL to develop multi-bunch electron beams. This multi-bunch mode will have stringent requirements for the electron bunch properties including low emittance and energy spread, but across multiple bunches. The test station is a unique facility featuring a 200 MV/m 5.59 cell X-band photogun powered by a SLAC XL4 klystron driven by a Scandinova solid-state modulator. This paper focuses on its current status including the generation and initial characterization of first electron beam. Design and installation of the inverse-Compton scattering interaction region and upgrade paths will be discussed along with future applications.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1184181
Report Number(s):
LLNL-PROC--670312
TRN: US1600057
DOE Contract Number:
DAC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Particle Accelerator Conference 2015 (IPAC 2015), Richmond, VA (United States), 3-5 May 2015
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COMPTON EFFECT; ELECTRON BEAMS; GAMMA SOURCES; X-RAY SOURCES; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY; BEAM BUNCHERS; LIGHT SOURCES; LASERS; DESIGN; INSTALLATION; GHZ RANGE 01-100; TEST FACILITIES