Effect of the drift gap between the undulator sections on the operation of the Fusion-FEM

TitleEffect of the drift gap between the undulator sections on the operation of the Fusion-FEM
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsC.AJ van der Geer, B.L Militsyn, W.A Bongers, V.L Bratman, G.G Denisov, P. Manintveld, A.V Savilov, A.A Varfolomeev, A.GA Verhoeven, W.H Urbanus
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section a-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment
Date PublishedMay 1
ISBN Number0168-9002

The 'Fusion-FEM' is a free electron MASER based on an electrostatic accelerator. An electron beam of 12 A, 1.35-2 MeV is injected into a step-tapered undulator to generate 1 MW of radiation in the range 130-250 GHz. The undulator is built from two sections with different field strength (step-tapering), separated by a field-free gap. Tapering enhances the efficiency at high output power. Proof of principle has been demonstrated in the short-pulse regime, without a beam- and energy recovery system. The latter is now being installed and will allow long-pulse operation. The experiments have shown that high output power can be generated and that the FEM has the tendency to lock onto a single longitudinal mode. The influence of the length of the gap between the undulator sections has been investigated and is the subject of this paper. The experimental results are reasonably well explained by simulations. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.



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