The 2.6 cell rf-photogun currently in operation at Eindhoven University of Technology has been designed as a booster for a 2 MeV semi-DC accelerator with a field of 1 GV/m. In this paper we present GPT simulation results of the TU/e gun, operated without its pre-accelerator, in the low-charge short-pulse regime. The main part of the paper describes detailed calculations of bunch lengthening due to path-length differences and space-charge effects, making use of high-precision field-maps and the newly developed 3D mesh-based space-charge model of GPT. It is shown that with the present set-up bunches can be produced that are well suited for injection into a planned experiment for controlled acceleration in a plasma-wakefield accelerator.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 9th European Particle Accelerator Conference, (EPAC 2004), 5-9 July 2004, Luzern, Switzerland|
|Place of Publication||Lucerne, Switzerland|
|Publisher||European Physical Society (EPS)|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||EPAC 2004 - |
Duration: 5 Jul 2004 → 9 Jul 2004
|Period||5/07/04 → 9/07/04|