Author: Chaisueb, N.
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THP031 Simulation and Optimization of Injector System for the Pre-bunched THz FEL 654
  • N. Chaisueb, S. Rimjaem
    Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • S. Rimjaem
    ThEP Center, Commission on Higher Education, Bangkok, Thailand
  A linac-based light source for generation of infrared free-electron laser is under the development at Chiang Mai University, Thailand. The injector system of the facility consists mainly of an S-band thermionic cathode RF electron gun, a pre-bunch compressor in a form of an alpha magnet and a travelling-wave linac structure. Two 180-degree magnetic bunch compressors are installed downstream the injector system. Two separate radiation beamlines for mid-infrared (MIR) and terahertz (THz) free-electron laser (FEL) are located following the bunch compressor systems. In this contribution, we focus only on the coherent and high-power pre-bunch THz FEL that is generated from electron bunches with a femtosecond length. Electron beam dynamic simulations with program ASTRA were performed to obtain optimal electron beam properties. Optimization of the injector system for the THz FEL is thus presented. The simulated results show that the beam at the linac exit has a bunch length of 282 fs with a charge of 200 pC when the linac RF phase is 90° and the alpha gradient is 300 G/cm. This optimal condition will be used as an input for simulation in the 180-degree bunch compressor system and in the THz undulator magnet.  
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About • paper received ※ 20 August 2019       paper accepted ※ 28 August 2019       issue date ※ 05 November 2019  
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