U.S. Particle Accelerator School

The Physics and Technologies of Electron Bunch Length Compression course

Sponsoring University:

Indiana University

Course:

The Physics and Technologies of Electron Bunch Length Compression

Instructors:

Paul Emma and Gennady Stupakov, SLAC

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED


Future 4th-generation light sources, linac-based free-electron lasers, and high-luminosity linear colliders will all require very short bunches of high-brightness electron beams. Future light sources create a strong motivation to compress below the 100-fsec level, which is 2-3 orders of magnitude shorter than in present storage rings. This one-week course will describe the physics and technical challenges of electron bunch compression, highlighting issues associated with beam brightness and emittance preservation. Limitations such as coherent synchrotron radiation, linac wakefields, compressor non-linearities, and system tolerances will be covered, as well as compressor system design, stabilization and optimization. Prerequisites: an understanding of basic accelerator physics and electromagnetism.