Commissioning of the Transverse Deflecting Cavity on VELA at Daresbury Laboratory

Alan Wheelhouse, Rachael Buckley, Stephen Buckley, Graeme Burt, Louise Cowie, Philippe Goudket, Michael Jenkins, Lili Ma, Julian McKenzie, Andrew Moss, Schaa, Volker R.W. (Ed.), Henderson, Stuart (Ed.) (+2 others)
A 9-cell S-band transverse deflecting copper cavity (TDC) has been designed and built to provide a 5 MV transverse kick in order to perform longitudinal profile measurements of the electron bunch on the Versatile Electron Linear Accelerator (VELA) at Daresbury Laboratory. The cavity has been manufactured by industry and has been field flatness tuned using a beadpull system. The cavity has then been installed on to the VELA facility and commissioned for operation with the electron beam. This
more » ... tron beam. This paper discusses the tuning and the RF conditioning of the cavity.
doi:10.18429/jacow-ipac2015-wepha054 fatcat:wwncqw3odnhr3pl54aob4lqfdq