Development of a Revolver Type Undulator

Torsten Ramm, Markus Tischer, Tilmont, Manuel (Ed.), Tavakoli, Keihan (Ed.), Schaa, Volker RW (Ed.)
A revolver type undulator is developed for the SASE section of the FLASH Free-Electron Laser (FEL) at DESY. Currently, a 1,2GeV linear accelerator injects electrons into two undulator lines to provide fully coherent VUV light to different experimental stations in two experimental halls. The more recently built FLASH2 branch consists of 12 planar undulators with a fixed magnet structure of ~32mm period length. Within plans for refurbishment of the original FLASH1 undulator section and also to
more » ... tion and also to open up new operation schemes with an extended photon energy range, an undulator development was started that allows for a change of different magnet structures. Once installed, it will be possible to change the wavelength range or the FEL operation scheme within a short period of time. Magnet structures can then be switched at any time without any observable effect on the electron beam orbit or the photon beam position. The single design steps are described in the following article: profile of requirements, choice of an applicable changing mechanism, development of a new magnet structure, the position of the bearing points, a new floor assembly and improvement of the cantilever arm.
doi:10.18429/jacow-medsi2018-tuph31 fatcat:wio5ohnekfh63exwjs64she3fu