Development of 36 GHz RF systems for RF linearisers

A. Castilla, J. Cai, G. Burt, X. Wu, A. Latina, X. Liu, I. Syratchev, W. Wuensch, L. Zhang, L. J. R. Nix, A. W. Cross, B. Spataro, M. Behtouei

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As part of the deign studies, the CompactLight project plans to use an injector in the C-band. Which constitutes a particular complication for the harmonic system in charge of linearising the beam’s phase space, since it means its operation frequency could be higher than the standard X-band RF technologies. In the present work, we investigated a 36 GHz (Ka-band) as the ideal frequency for the harmonic system. A set of structure designs are presented as candidates for the lineariser, based on different powering schemes and pulse compressor technologies. The comparison is made both in terms of beam dynamics and RF performance. Given the phase stability requirements for the MW class RF sources needed for this system, we performed careful studies of a Gyro-Klystron and a multi-beam klystron as potential RF sources, with both showing up to 3 MW available power using moderate modulator voltages. Alternatives for pulse compression at Ka-band are also discussed in this work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference
EditorsLiu Lin, John M. Byrd, Regis Neuenschwander, Renan Picoreti, Volker R. W. Schaa
Place of PublicationGeneva, Switzerland
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783954502141
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2021
EventThe 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference: IPAC 21 - Virtual, Campinas, Brazil
Duration: 24 May 202128 May 2021


ConferenceThe 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference
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  • phase stability
  • CompactLight project
  • phase space
  • operation frequency


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