High Average RF Power Tests With 2 RF Vacuum Windows at PITZ

Yves Renier, Galina Asova, Mahmoud Bakr, Prach Boonpornprasert, Michael Bousonville, Stefan Choroba, James Good, Matthias Groß, Carlos Hernandez-Garcia, Holger Huck, Igor Isaev, Davit Kalantaryan (+19 others)
The Photo Injector Test facility at DESY, Zeuthen site (PITZ), was built with the aim to develop and characterize electron sources for future usage at FLASH and at the European XFEL. Recently, the main focus at PITZ has been the study of gun reliability and photoinjector performance at high average power. The goal is to get stable and reliable operation with 6.4 MW peak power in the gun at 650 us RF pulse length and 10 Hz repetition rate. To achieve this, a new RF feed system with two RF
more » ... was installed at PITZ in 2014. During this test, the old gun 4.2 with a modified back-plane design for better cathode contact has been used. In this contribution the results of the RF conditioning of gun 4.2 with a detailed interlock analysis will be reported as well as results from recent electron beam characterization.
doi:10.18429/jacow-ipac2016-tupow003 fatcat:p4awgxollvgffhry4wcylluaui