Performance of the TU/e 2.6 Cell Rf-photogun in the 'Pancake' Regime

S.B. Geer, van der, M.J. Loos, de, O.J. Luiten, G.J.H. Brussaard, M.J. Wiel, van der, G. Pöplau

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th European Particle Accelerator Conference, (EPAC 2004), 5-9 July 2004, Luzern, Switzerland
Place of PublicationLucerne, Switzerland
PublisherEuropean Physical Society (EPS)
ISBN (Print)92-9083-232-0
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventEPAC 2004 -
Duration: 5 Jul 20049 Jul 2004


ConferenceEPAC 2004


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