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Photocathode operation of a thermionic RF gun

Thorin, Sara LU ; Cutic, Nino LU ; Lindau, Filip LU ; Werin, Sverker LU and Curbis, Francesca LU (2009) In Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment 606(3). p.291-295
Abstract
The thermionic RF gun using a BaO cathode at the MAX-lab linac injector has been successfully commissioned for additional operation as a photocathode gun. By retaining the BaO cathode, lowering the temperature below thermal emission and illuminating it with a UV (263 nm) 9 ps laser pulse a reduced emittance and enhanced emission control has been achieved. Measurements show a normalised emittance of 5.5 mm mrad at 200 pC charge and a maximum quantum efficiency of 1.1×10-4. The gun is now routinely switched between storage ring injections in thermionic mode and providing a beam for the MAX-lab test FEL in photocathode mode.
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  abstract     = {The thermionic RF gun using a BaO cathode at the MAX-lab linac injector has been successfully commissioned for additional operation as a photocathode gun. By retaining the BaO cathode, lowering the temperature below thermal emission and illuminating it with a UV (263 nm) 9 ps laser pulse a reduced emittance and enhanced emission control has been achieved. Measurements show a normalised emittance of 5.5 mm mrad at 200 pC charge and a maximum quantum efficiency of 1.1×10-4. The gun is now routinely switched between storage ring injections in thermionic mode and providing a beam for the MAX-lab test FEL in photocathode mode.},
  author       = {Thorin, Sara and Cutic, Nino and Lindau, Filip and Werin, Sverker and Curbis, Francesca},
  issn         = {0167-5087},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {291--295},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment},
  title        = {Photocathode operation of a thermionic RF gun},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2009.05.004},
  volume       = {606},
  year         = {2009},
}