Author: Vescovo, R.
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THP011 Experimental Benchmarking of Wakefields at the FERMI FEL Linac and Undulator Line 613
  • S. Di Mitri, L. Sturari
    Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza, Italy
  • C. Venier, R. Vescovo
    University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
  Collective effects such as wakefields affect the dynamics of high brightness electron beams in linear accelerators (linacs), and can degrade the performance of short wavelength free-electron lasers (FELs). If a reliable model of wakefields is made available, the accelerator can be designed and configured with parameters that minimize their disrupting effect. In this work, the simulated effect of geometric (diffractive) wakefields and of coherent synchrotron radiation on the electron beam energy distribution at the FERMI FEL is benchmarked with measurements, so quantifying the accuracy of the model. Wakefields modelling is then extended to the undulator line, where particle tracking confirms the limited impact of the resistive wall wakefield on the lasing process. The study reveals an overall good understanding of collective effects in the facility [1].
[1] S. Di Mitri et al., Phys. Rev. Accel. and Beams, 22, 014401 (2019)
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About • paper received ※ 29 July 2019       paper accepted ※ 25 August 2019       issue date ※ 05 November 2019  
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