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21 papers
title: A Novel Fabrication Technique for the Production of RF Photoinjectors
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conference: EPAC 2008
year: 2008
9 authors: P. Frigola | R. Agustsson | S. Boucher | A. Murokh | J.B. Rosenzweig | G. Travish | L. Faillace | D. Cormier | T. Mahale
abstract: Recent developments in Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) technology may make it possible to design and produce near netshape copper structures for the next generation of very high duty factor, high gradient radio frequency (RF) photoinjectors. RF and thermal management optimized geometries could be fully realized without the usual constraints and compromises of conventional machining techniques. A photoinjector design incorporating SFF and results from an initial material feasibility study will be reported.
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title: Design and Fabrication of an X-Band traveling wave deflection mode cavity for longitudinal characterization of ultra-short electron beam pulses
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conference: EPAC 2008
year: 2008
9 authors: A. Murokh | R. Agustsson | S. Boucher | P. Frigola | J.B. Rosenzweig | J. England | G. Travish | D. Alesini | V. Yakimenko
abstract: An X-band Traveling wave Deflector mode cavity (XTD) has been developed at Radiabeam Technologies to perform longitudinal characterization of the subpicosecond ultra-relativistic electron beams. The device is optimized for the 100 MeV electron beam parameters at the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and is scalable to higher energies. An XTD is designed to operate at 11.424 GHz, and features short filling time, femtosecond resolution, and a small footprint. RF design, fabrication procedure, and commissioning plans are presented. An experimental program at ATF to utilize the deflector for compressed beam characterization is discussed, including proposed measurements of the phase space filamentation due to non-linear processes in a chicane compressor.
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title: Chicane Radiation Measurements with a Compressed Electron Beam at the BNL ATF
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conference: PAC 2007
year: 2007
12 authors: G. Andonian | R. Agustsson | A.M. Cook | M. Dunning | E. Hemsing | A. Murokh | Sven Reiche | J.B. Rosenzweig | M. Babzien | K. Kusche | R. Malone | V. Yakimenko
abstract: The radiation emitted from a chicane compressor has been studied at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Accelerator Test Facility (ATF). Coherent edge radiation (CER) is emitted from a compressed electron beam as it traverses sharp edge regions of a magnet. The compression is accompanied by strong self-fields, which are manifested as distortions in the momentum space called beam bifurcation. Recent measurements indicate that the bunch length is approximately 100 fs rms. The emitted THz chicane radiation displays strong signatures of CER. This paper reports on the experimental characterization and subsequent analysis of the chicane radiation measurements at the BNL ATF with a discussion of diagnostics development and implementation. The characterization includes spectral analysis, far-field intensity distribution, and polarization effects. Experimental data is benchmarked to a custom developed start-to-end simulation suite.
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title: Experimental Characterization of the Transverse Phase Space of a 60-MeV Electron Beam through a Compressor Chicane
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conference: PAC 2007
year: 2007
8 authors: F. Zhou | A. Kabel | J.B. Rosenzweig | R. Agustsson | G. Andonian | D. Cline | A. Murokh | V. Yakimenko
abstract: Space charge and coherent synchrotron radiation may deteriorate electron beam quality when the beam passes through a magnetic bunch compressor. This paper presents the transverse phase-space tomographic measurements for a compressed beam at 60MeV, around which energy the first stage of magnetic bunch compression takes place in most advanced linacs. Transverse phase-space bifurcation of a compressed beam is observed at that energy, but the degree of the space charge-induced bifurcation is appreciably lower than the one observed at 12MeV.
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title: High Average Current Betatrons for Industrial and Security Applications
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conference: PAC 2007
year: 2007
8 authors: S. Boucher | R. Agustsson | P. Frigola | A. Murokh | M. Ruelas | F.H. O'Shea | J.B. Rosenzweig | G. Travish
abstract: The fixed-field alternating-gradient (FFAG) betatron has emerged as a viable alternative to RF linacs as a source of high-energy radiation for industrial and security applications. For industrial applications, high average currents at modest relativistic electron beam energies, typically in the 5 to 10 MeV range, are desired for medical product sterilization, food irradiation and materials processing. For security applications, high power x-rays in the 3 to 20 MeV range are needed for rapid screening of cargo containers and vehicles. In a FFAG betatron, high-power output is possible due to high duty factor and fast acceleration cycle: electrons are injected and accelerated in a quasi-CW mode while being confined and focused in the fixed-field alternating- gradient lattice. The beam is accelerated via magnetic induction from a betatron core made with modern low- loss magnetic materials. Here we present the design and status of a prototype FFAG betatron, called the Radiatron, as well as future prospects for these machines.
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title: Experimental characterization of the transverse phase space of a 60-MeV electron beam through a compressor chicane
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year: 2006
8 authors: F. Zhou | A. Kabel | J.B. Rosenzweig | R. Agustsson | G. Andonian | D. Cline | A. Murokh | V. Yakimenko
abstract: Space charge and coherent synchrotron radiation may deteriorate electron beam quality when the beam passes through a magnetic bunch compressor. This paper presents the transverse phase-space tomographic measurements for a compressed beam at 60 MeV, around which energy the first stage of magnetic bunch compression takes place in most advanced linacs. Transverse phase-space bifurcation of a compressed beam is observed at that energy, but the degree of the space charge-induced bifurcation is appreciably lower than the one observed at 12 MeV.
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title: Recent Results from and Future Plans for the VISA II SASE FEL
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conference: PAC 2005
year: 2005
19 authors: G. Andonian | R. Agustsson | P. Frigola | A. Murokh | C. Pellegrini | Sven Reiche | J.B. Rosenzweig | G. Travish | M. BABZIEN | I. Ben-Zvi | V. Litvinenko | V. Yakimenko | I. Boscolo | S. Cialdi | A. Flacco | M. Ferrario | L. Palumbo | C. Vicario | J. Huang
abstract: The VISA II (Visible to Infrared SASE Amplifier) project, a consequent experiment to the succesful VISA enterprise, entails the use of a chirped electron beam to drive a high gain SASE FEL. The resulting ultra-short pulses will be characterized using an advanced FROG (Frequency Resolved Optical Gating) technique, as well as a double differential spectrum (angle/wavelength) diagnostic. Implementation of sextupole corrections to the longitudinal aberrations affecting the high energy-spread chirped beam during transport to the VISA undulator is studied. Start-end simulations, including radiation diagnostics, are discussed. Initial experimental results involving a highly chirped beam transported without sextupole corrections, the resulting high gain lasing, and computational analysis are briefly reported.
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title: Observation of Anomalously Large Spectral Bandwidth in a High Gain Self-amplified Spontaneous Emission Free-Electron Laser
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year: 2005
14 authors: G. Andonian | A. Murokh | J.B. Rosenzweig | R. Agustsson | M. Babzien | I. Ben-Zvi | Pedro Frigola | J. Huang | L. Palumbo | C. Pellegrini | Sven Reiche | G. Travish | C. Vicario | V. Yakimenko
abstract: Observation of ultra-wide bandwidth, up to a full width of 15%, high-gain operation of a self-amplified spontaneous emission free election laser (SASE FEL) is reported. This type of lasing is obtained with a strongly chirped beam (~ 1.7%) emitted from the accelerator. Because of non-linear pulse compression during beam transport, a short, high current pulse with strong mismatch errors is injected into the undulator, bringing about high FEL gain. Start-end simulations reproduce key features of the measured results, and provide insight into mechanisms, such as angular spread in both emitted photon and electron trajectory distributions, which yield novel features in the radiation spectrum.
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title: Observation of Anomalously Large Spectral Bandwidth in a High-Gain Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission Free Elctron Laser
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publisher: Physical Review Letters
year: 2005
14 authors: G. Andonian | A. Murokh | J.B. Rosenzweig | R. Agustsson | M. BABZIEN | I. Ben-Zvi | P. Frigola | J.Y. Huang | L. Palumbo | C. Pellegrini | Sven Reiche | G. Travish | C. Vicario | V. Yakimenko
abstract: Observation of ultrawide bandwidth, up to 15% full-width, high-gain operation of a self-amplified spontaneous emission free-election laser (SASE FEL) is reported. This type of lasing is obtained with a strongly chirped beam (E=E  1:7%) emitted from the accelerator. Because of nonlinear pulse compression during transport, a short, high current bunch with strong mismatch errors is injected into the undulator, giving high FEL gain. Start-to-end simulations reproduce key features of the measurements and provide insight into mechanisms, such as angular spread in emitted photon and electron trajectory distributions, which yield novel features in the radiation spectrum.
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title: Recent Results from and Future Plans for the VISA II SASE FEL
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year: 2005
19 authors: G. Andonian | R. Agustsson | Pedro Frigola | A. Murokh | C. Pellegrini | Sven Reiche | J.B. Rosenzweig | G. Travish | M. BABZIEN | I. Ben-Zvi | V. Litvinenko | V. Yakimenko | I. Boscolo | S. Cialdi | A. Flacco | M. Ferrario | L. Palumbo | C. Vicario | J. Huang
abstract: The VISA II (Visible to Infrared SASE Amplifier) project, a consequent experiment to the succesful VISA enterprise, entails the use of a chirped electron beam to drive a high gain SASE FEL. The resulting ultra-short pulses will be characterized using an advanced FROG (Frequency Resolved Optical Gating)technique, as well as a double differential spectrum (angle/wavelength) diagnostic. Implementation of sextupole corrections to the longitudinal aberrations affecting the high energy-spread chirped beam during transport to the VISA undulator is studied. Start-end simulations, including radiation diagnostics, are discussed. Initial experimental results involving a highly chirped beam transported without sextupole corrections, the resulting high gain lasing, and computational analysis are briefly reported.
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title: Experimental Characterization of 4-D Transverse Phase-Space of a Compressed Beam
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conference: PAC 2005
year: 2005
8 authors: F. Zhou | R. Agustsson | G. Andonian | D. Cline | A. Murokh | J.B. Rosenzweig | I. Ben-Zvi | V. Yakimenko
abstract: Coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) may severely deteriorate electron beam qualities, such as distortion of energy spectrum and transverse phase-space in the bending plane when the beam transports through a magnetic bunch compressor. Recently some laboratories conducted some investigations on CSR effects but mostly focused on the measurements of emittance growth and energy spread and or/ energy loss. However, these parameters may not completely represent a fully compressed beam because its phase spaces may be severely distorted and thus some information may be lost if only these basic parameters are used. It is preferred to reconstruct six-dimensional phase spaces of a compressed beam using tomographic techniques in order to fully understand a beam affected by CSR effects. This report will focus on the four-dimensional transverse phase-space tomographic measurements for a fully compressed beam at 60-MeV energy. Its experimental characterizations at different beam parameters are preliminarily examined.
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title: Design, Construction, Simulation and Implementation of a Magnetic Electron Bunch Compressor
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year: 2004
1 author: R. Agustsson
abstract: Throughout the last half century, electron beam brightness has been the quantitative benchmark for measuring the advancement of light sources. The generation of these high brightness beams often require compaction techniques to decrease the longitudinal extent of the beam, consequently increasing the current. Presently, one of the popular methods for obtaining the amplification of current in electron beams is by magnetic compression. Magnetic bunch compression is a fairly common tool utilized by the accelerator community, however it can still be considered a stand alone instrument since the details of the physics that affect this type of electron beam manipulation are not categorically well understood. Of particular interest is the coupling between the longitudinal and transverse phase space planes and the forces responsible for the effects that contribute to the dilution of the transverse emittance in the bend plane of the beam. This thesis details the design, construction, simulation, testing and implementation of a magnetic bunch compressor at the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF), a leading photoinjector users' facility located within the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). Simulations show that the magnetic chicane bunch compressor increases the peak current of the ATF electron beam by a significant factor while only sustaining a nominal increase in the bend plane emittance. Additionally, some interesting effects from the inclusion of coherent synchrotron radiation in the simulations such as linearization of the lower energy portion of the beam and smearing of the longitudinal distribution are demonstrated.
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title: VISA IB: Ultra-High Bandwidth, High Gain SASE FEL
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conference: FEL 2004 26th
year: 2004
15 authors: G. Andonian | A. Murokh | R. Agustsson | C. Pellegrini | S. Reiche | J.B. Rosenzweig | G. Travish | M. Babzien | I. Ben-Zvi | J. Y. Huang | V. Litvinenko | V. Yakimenko | M. Ferrario | L. Palumbo | C. Vicario
abstract: We report the results of a high energy spread SASE FEL experiment, the intermediary experiment linking the VISA I and VISA II projects. A highly chirped beam (1.7 %) was transported, without corrections of longitudinal aberrations in the ATF dogleg, and injected into the VISA undulator. The ouput radiation displayed an uncharacteristicly large bandwidth (12 %) with extremely stable lasing and mea- sured energy of about 2 ?J . Start-to-end simulations re- produced key features of the experiment and provided an insight into the michanisms giving rise to such a high band- width. These analyses have important implications on the VISA II experiment.
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title: Properties of the ultrashort gain length, self-amplified spontaneous emission free-electron laser in the linear regime and saturation
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publisher: Physical Review E
year: 2003
26 authors: A. Murokh | R. Agustsson | M. Babzien | I. Ben-Zvi | L. Bertolini | K. van Bibber | R. Carr | M. Cornacchia | P. Frigola | J. Hill | E. Johnson | L. Klaisner | G.P. Le Sage | M. Libkind | R. Malone | H-D. Nuhn | C. Pellegrini | Sven Reiche | G. Rakowsky | J.B. Rosenzweig | Ruland, R. | Skaritka, J. | A. Toor | A. Tremaine | X. Wang | V. Yakimenko
abstract: VISA (Visible to Infrared SASE Amplifier) is a high-gain self-amplified spontaneous emission (SASE) free-electron laser (FEL), which achieved saturation at 840 nm within a single-pass 4-m undulator. The experiment was performed at the Accelerator Test Facility at BNL, using a high brightness 70-MeV electron beam. A gain length shorter than 18 cm has been obtained, yielding a total gain of 2x10(8) at saturation. The FEL performance, including the spectral, angular, and statistical properties of SASE radiation, has been characterized for different electron beam conditions. Results are compared to the three-dimensional SASE FEL theory and start-to-end numerical simulations of the entire injector, transport, and FEL systems. An agreement between simulations and experimental results has been obtained at an unprecedented level of detail.
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title: Design and Status of the VISA II Experiment
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conference: PAC 2003
year: 2003
12 authors: G.Andonian | R.Agustsson | A. Murokh | C.Pellegrini | Sven Reiche | J.B. Rosenzweig | G. Travish | M. BABZIEN | I. Ben-Zvi | V. Yakimenko | L. Palumbo | C. VICARIO
abstract: VISA II is the follow-up project to the successful Visible to Infrared SASE Amplifier (VISA) experiment at the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) in Brookhaven National Lab (BNL). This paper will report the motivation for and status of the two main experiments associated with the VISA II program. One goal of VISA II is to perform an experimental study of the physics of a chirped beam SASE FEL at the upgraded facilities of the ATF. This requires a linearization of the transport line to preserve energy chirping of the electron beam at injection. The other planned project is a strong bunch compression experiment, where the electron bunch is compressed in the chicane, and the dispersive beamline transport, allowing studies of deep saturation.
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title: Results of the VISA SASE FEL Experiment at 840 nm
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conference: FEL 2002 24th
year: 2003
26 authors: A. Murokh | R. Agustsson | M. BABZIEN | I. Ben-Zvi | L. Bertolini | K. van Bibber | R. Carr | M. Cornacchia | P. Frigola | J. Hill | E. Johnson | L. Klaisner | G.P. Le Sage | M. Libkind | R. Malone | H-D. Nuhn | C. Pellegrini | Sven Reiche | G. Rakowsky | J.B. Rosenzweig | Ruland, R. | Skaritka, J. | A. Toor | A. Tremaine | X. Wang | V. Yakimenko
abstract: VISA (Visible to Infrared SASE Amplifier) is a high-gain self-amplified spontaneous emission (SASE) free-electron laser (FEL), which achieved saturation at 840 nm within a single-pass 4-m undulator. A gain length shorter than 18 cm has been obtained, yielding the gain of 2x10(8) at saturation. The FEL performance, including the spectral, angular, and statistical properties of SASE radiation, has been characterized for different electron beam conditions. The results are compared to 3-D SASE FEL theory and start-to-end numerical simulations of the entire injector, transport, and FEL system. Detailed agreement between simulations and experimental results is obtained over the wide range of the electron beam parameters.
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title: Properties of an Ultra-Short Gain Length, Saturated, Self-Amplified Spontaneous Emission FEL
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year: 2002
26 authors: A. Murokh | R. Agustsson | Pedro Frigola | C. Pellegrini | Sven Reiche | J.B. Rosenzweig | A. Tremaine | M. Babzien | I. Ben-Zvi | E. Johnson | R. Malone | G. Rakowsky | Skaritka, J. | X. Wang | V. Yakimenko | L. Bertolini | J. M. Hill | G.P. Le Sage | M. Libkind | A. Toor | K. A. Van Bibber | R. Carr | M. Cornacchia | L. Klaisner | H. D. Nuhn | Ruland, R.
abstract: The VISA experiment, conducted at the BNL Accelerator Test Facility (ATF), has studied the properties of SASE FEL process in a saturating system. The experiment utilized a high brightness electron beam and a strong focusing undulator. Saturated gain greater than 108, with a power gain length below 18 cm, was obtained at 840 nm. Measurements of FEL gain, spectral and angular properties of SASE radiation are reported, and the results are compared to theory and to start-to-end simulations of the system. FEL performance was found critically dependent on the compression of the electron beam.
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title: Commissioning of the Neptune photoinjector
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conference: PAC 2001
year: 2001
9 authors: S. Boucher | Burke, A. | Loh, M. | P. Musumeci | J.B. Rosenzweig | M.C. Thompson | S. Anderson | R. Agustsson | R. J. England
abstract: The status of the RF photoinjector in the Neptune advanced accelerator laboratory is discussed. The components of the photoinjector: the RF gun and booster linac, chicane compressor, and beam diagnostic systems are described. Measurement techniques used to diagnose the short pulse length, high brightness beam are detailed and measurements of emittance and pulse compression are given. The effect of the pulse compressor on transverse emittance is explored. (11 References).
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title: Measuring FEL radiation properties at VISA-FEL
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conference: PAC 2001
year: 2001
25 authors: A. Murokh | R. Agustsson | Pedro Frigola | C. Pellegrini | Sven Reiche | J.B. Rosenzweig | A. Tremaine | M. Babzien | I. Ben-Zvi | E. Johnson | R. Malone | G. Rakowsky | Skaritka, J. | X. J. Wang | K. A. Van Bibber | L. Bertolini | J. M. Hill | G.P. Le Sage | M. Libkind | A. Toor | R. Carr | M. Cornacchia | L. Klaisner | H. D. Nuhn | Ruland, R.
abstract: The VISA (Visible to Infrared SASE Amplifier) SASE free electron laser has been successfully operated at the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) at BNL. High gain and saturation were observed at 840 nm. We describe here the diagnostic system, experimental procedures and data reduction algorithms, as the FEL performance was measured along the length of the undulator. We also discuss selected spectral radiation measurements. (10 References).
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title: Chicane compressor development for BNL ATF- applications to SASE FEL
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conference: FEL 2000 22nd
year: 2001
2 authors: R. Agustsson | J.B. Rosenzweig
abstract: A chicane compressor is being designed and constructed at UCLA for implementation at the BNL Accelerator Test Facility. The beam optics, including collective fields, and expected performance of the device has been simulated using TRACE3D and ELEGANT. Based on these studies, as well as constraints due to downstream ATF optics, the chicane magnet specifications were determined. The dipole magnets were designed using AMPERES 3D magnetostatic modeling, and have been constructed. Implementation of this device at the ATF, as well as initial physics experiments on coherent synchrotron radiation emission (and associated emittance growth) at 70 MeV, and expected performance enhancement of the VISA SASE FEL experiment, are discussed.
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title: Commissioning of the Neptune photoinjector
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conference: PAC 1999
year: 1999
21 authors: S. Boucher | P. Musumeci | Loh, M. | Burke, A. | S. Anderson | J.B. Rosenzweig | K. Bishofberger | X. Ding | Holden, T. | A. Murokh | C. Pellegrini | Suk, H. | A. Tremaine | C. Clayton | C. Joshi | Marsh, K. | P. Muggli | M.C. Thompson | S. Anderson | R. Agustsson | R. J. England
abstract: The status of the commissioning of the RF photoinjector in the Neptune advanced accelerator laboratory is discussed. The component parts of the photoinjector, the RF gun, photocathode drive laser system, booster linac, RF system, chicane compressor, beam diagnostics systems, and control system are described. This injector is designed to produce short pulse length, high brightness electron beams. Experiments planned for the immediate future are described. Initial measurements of various beam parameters are presented. (10 References).
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