Author: Nachtigal, Y.
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WEP049 RF Power Waveguide Distribution for the RF Gun of the European XFEL at DESY 434
  • B. Yildirim, S. Choroba, V.V. Katalev, P. Morozov, Y. Nachtigal
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • E.M. Apostolov
    Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
  The first section of the European XFEL provides the 43 m long injector. The injector consists of a 1.3 GHz RF gun, a 1.3 GHz cryomodule, a 3.9 GHz cryomodule and an extensive diagnostic section. The RF gun operates with a maximum RF peak power up to 6.5 MW, 10 Hz repetition rate and up to 650 µs pulse length. The starting point in the 1.5 cell normal conducting L-Band cavity of the RF gun is a Cs2Te photocathode, which produces electron bunches, which are injected into the superconducting accelerating section of the European XFEL. The RF power is generated by a 10 MW multi beam klystron and distributed to the RF gun through a RF power waveguide distribution system. In order to enhance the reliability of the distribution system, the peak power is minimized in every section of the system by splitting the power in different branches. The RF power reaches its maximum just in front of the RF gun after combination of all branches. An additional air pressure system decreases the break down level in the waveguides of the distribution. We present the layout of the waveguide distribution system for the XFEL RF gun at DESY and report on first operation experience.  
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About • paper received ※ 19 August 2019       paper accepted ※ 27 August 2019       issue date ※ 05 November 2019  
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