X-band rf power production and deceleration in the two-beam test stand of the Compact Linear Collider test facility
2011 (English)In: Physical Review Special Topics. Accelerators and Beams, ISSN 1098-4402, Vol. 14, no 8, 081001- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We discuss X-band rf power production and deceleration in the two-beam test stand of the CLIC test facility at CERN. The rf power is extracted from an electron drive beam by a specially designed power extraction structure. In order to test the structures at high-power levels, part of the generated power is recirculated to an input port, thus allowing for increased deceleration and power levels within the structure. The degree of recirculation is controlled by a splitter and phase shifter. We present a model that describes the system and validate it with measurements over a wide range of parameters. Moreover, by correlating rf power measurements with the energy lost by the electron beam, as measured in a spectrometer placed after the power extraction structure, we are able to identify system parameters, including the form factor of the electron beam. The quality of the agreement between model and reality gives us confidence to extrapolate the results found in the present test facility towards the parameter regime of CLIC.
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2011. Vol. 14, no 8, 081001- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-158590DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.14.081001ISI: 000294268900002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-158590DiVA: diva2:440380