Considerations on beam quality control in MIT x-ray FEL

D. Wang, W. Graves, D. F. Wang, T. Zwart, P. Emma, J. Wu, G. Huang

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The x-ray FEL at MIT[1] is one example of a design for a new generation linac-based light source. Such a new machine requires very high quality electron beams. Besides the usual requirements on beam parameters such as emittance, energy spread, peak current, there are new challenges emerging in the design studies, e.g., the arrival timing of electron beam must reach precision below tens of femtoseconds level to ensure the laser seed overlaps the desired sections of electron bunch in the multiple-stage HGHG process. In this paper we report the progress on design optimization towards high quality and low sensitivity beams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventParticle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: May 16 2005May 20 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference


OtherParticle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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