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A 120 MeV, 2856 MHz, TW linac, with a microwave gun, alpha magnet, and chopper, has been built at SSRL as a preinjector for and along with a 3 GeV booster synchrotron ring. The resulting injector will be available on demand to fill SPEAR, which is a storage ring now dedicated to synchrotron light production. The linac sections were purchased from China, the(More)
Self-amplified spontaneous emission in a free-electron laser has been proposed for the generation of very high brightness coherent x-rays. This process involves passing a high-energy, high-charge, short-pulse, low-energy-spread, and low-emittance electron beam through the periodic magnetic field of a long series of high-quality undulator magnets. The(More)
The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) is a fourth-generation light source demonstration project based on the self-amplified spontaneous emission (SASE) free-electron laser (FEL) concept. It will combine a new photoinjector, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) linac, with two stages of bunch compression and a long undulator to create intense(More)
The SDDS-compliant EPICS toolkit is a set of software applications for the collection or writing of data in Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) database records. Though most of the applications essentially do rather simple operations, the combination of these and others from the SDDS postprocessing toolkit allow arbitrarily(More)
Recently, we have explored application to the Advanced Photon Source (APS) of Zholents'[1] crab cavity scheme for production of short x-ray pulses. We assumed use of superconducting (SC) cavities in order to have a continuous stream of crabbed bunches and flexibility of operating modes. The challenges of the SC approach are related to the size, cost, and(More)
Use of normal conducting deflecting structures for production of short x-ray pulses is now under consideration at Argonne's Advanced Photon Source (APS). The structures have to produce up to 4 MV maximum deflection per pair of structures with a 1 kHz repetition rate. At the same time, the structures should not cause deterioration of beam properties in the(More)
The high quality LCLS electron beam generated in the photoinjector is subject to many insta-bilities in the downstream acceleration and compression. The instability can be initiated by any density modulation of the electron beam generated at the photocathode. In this paper, we prescribe the tolerance on the initial electron beam density modulation possibly(More)