Radiation measurements in the new tandem accelerator FEL

A. Gover, A. Faingersh, A. Eliran, M. Volshonok, H. Kleinman, S. Wolowelsky, Y. Yakover, B. Kapilevich, Y. Lasser, Z. Seidov, M. Kanter, A. Zinigrad, M. Einat, Y. Lurie, A. Abramovich, A. Yahalom, Y. Pinhasi, E. Weisman, J. Shiloh

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The Israeli tandem electrostatic accelerator FEL (EA-FEL), which is based on an electrostatic Van der Graaff accelerator was relocated to Ariel 3 years ago, and has now returned to operation under a new configuration. In the present FEL, the millimeter-wave radiation generated in the resonator is separated from the electron beam by means of a perforated Talbot effect reflector. A quasi-optic delivery system transmits the out-coupled power through a window in the pressurized gas accelerator tank into the measurement room (in the previous configuration, radiation was transmitted through the accelerator tubes with 40dB attenuation). This makes it possible to transmit useful power out of the accelerator and into the user laboratories. After re-configuring the FEL electron gun and the e-beam transport optics and installing a two stage depressed collector, the e-beam current was raised to 2A. This recently enabled us to measure both spontaneous and stimulated emissions of radiation in the newly configured FEL for the first time. The radiation at the W-band was measured and characterized. The results match the predictions of our earlier theoretical modeling and calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-27
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2004
EventProceedings of the 25th International Free Electron Laser - Tsukuba,Ibaraki, Japan
Duration: 8 Sep 200312 Sep 2003


  • FEL
  • Linear accelerators


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