Accession Number:

ADA523717

Title:

High Average Current Electron Guns for High-Power FELs

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. May-Nov 2009

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2009-12-09

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

High average power FELs require high average current electron injectors capable of generating high quality, short duration electron bunches with a repetition rate equal to the frequency of the rf linac. In this paper, we propose, analyze and simulate an rf-gated, gridded thermionic electron gun for use in high average power FELs. In the proposed configuration, the rf-gated grid is modulated at the fundamental and 3rd harmonic of the linac frequency. The addition of the 3rd harmonic on the grid results in shorter electron bunches. In this configuration, every rf bucket of the linac accelerating field contains an electron bunch. PIC simulations indicate that this approach can provide the necessary charge per bunch, bunch duration, longitudinal and transverse emittance, and repetition rate for high average power FELs operating in the IR regime.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Directed Energy Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE