Start-to-end simulations of the CLARA FEL test facility

David Dunning, Deepa Angal-Kalinin, Alexander Brynes, Lawrence Campbell, Hector Mauricio, Castaneda Cortes, James Jones, Billy Kyle, Julian McKenzie, Brian McNeil, Jonathan Smith, Neil Thompson, Piotr Traczykowski, Peter Williams

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CLARA is a new FEL test facility being developed at STFC Daresbury Laboratory in the UK, aiming to deliver advanced FEL capabilities including few-cycle pulse generation and Fourier transform limited output. Commissioning is underway on the front-end (photo-injector and first linac) while the later stages are being procured and assembled. Start-to-end (S2E) simulations of the full facility are presented, including optimisation of the accelerator setup to deliver the required properties of one of the electron beam modes specified for FEL operation. FEL simulations are performed using the Genesis 1.3 and Puffin codes and the results are compared.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings, 9th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC 2018)
EditorsShane Koscielniak, Todd Satogata, Volker R.W. Schaa, Jana Thomson
Place of PublicationBristol
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2018
Event9th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2018 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 29 Apr 20184 May 2018


Conference9th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2018


  • Free Electron Laser (FEL)
  • start-to-end simulations
  • FEL simulations


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