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Operational Experience and Characterization of a Superconducting Transverse Gradient Undulator for Compact Laser Wakefield Accelerator-Driven FEL

Damminsek, Kantaphon; Bernhard, Axel ORCID iD icon; Gethmann, Julian ORCID iD icon; Müller, Anke-Susanne ORCID iD icon; Nie, Yuancun; Ning, Maisui; Richter, Sebastian C.; Rossmanith, Robert; Grau, Andreas Wolfgang


A 40-period superconducting transverse gradient undulator (TGU) has been designed and fabricated at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Combining a TGU with a Laser Wakefield Accelerator (LWFA) is a potential key for realizing an extremely compact Free Electron Laser (FEL) radiation source. The TGU scheme is a viable option to compensate the challenging properties of the LWFA electron beam in terms of beam divergence and energy spread. In this contribution, we report on the operational experience of this TGU inside its own cryostat and show the current status of the TGU and the further plan for experiments.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Beschleunigerphysik und Technologie (IBPT)
Laboratorium für Applikationen der Synchrotronstrahlung (LAS)
Publikationstyp Poster
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000137199
HGF-Programm 54.11.11 (POF IV, LK 01) Accelerator Operation, Research and Development
Veranstaltung 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2021), Online, 24.05.2021 – 28.05.2021
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