Sub-picosecond electron bunch creation with miniature rf-technology

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Sub-picosecond electron bunch creation has, thus far, been realized with the use of femtosecond lasers interacting with cold ions, cathodes, and plasmas. We present a novel technique for the creation of sub-picosecond electron bunches without the use of cumbersome femtosecond laser systems. Using a 30 keV electron beam from an SEM, we will utilize an rf-cavity operating at 3 GHz in the TM110 mode and an aperture to chop the beam into sub-picosecond bunches. Simulations and calculations have demonstrated that it is possible to chop the beam into femtosecond pulses without seriously disrupting the transverse emittance of the electron bunches. The experimental setup is currently under construction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21th Symposium Plasma Physics and Radiation Technology, Lunteren, The Netherlands, 3 and 4 March, 2009
Place of PublicationLunteren, The Netherlands
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event21st NNV Symposium on Plasma Physics and Radiation Technology - De Werelt, Lunteren, Netherlands
Duration: 3 Mar 20094 Mar 2009


Conference21st NNV Symposium on Plasma Physics and Radiation Technology
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