Status of AREAL RF Photogun Test Facility

Bagrat Grigoryan, Gayane Amatuni, Vardan Avagyan, Hayk Avdishyan, Hakob Davtyan, Artur Gevorgyan, Laura Hakobyan, Michael Ivanyan, Vitali Khachatryan, Eduard Laziev, Aghasi Lorsabyan, Maria Manukyan (+18 others)
Advanced Research Electron Accelerator Laboratory (AREAL) is a 20 MeV laser driven RF linear accelerator which is being constructed in the CANDLE institute. The construction of phase-1 is finished and at present the machine commissioning is in progress. In phase-1 a photocathode RF gun provides a 5 MeV small emittance electron beam with the 100 pC bunch charge and variable electron bunch length from 0.5 to 8 ps. Two main operation modes are foreseen for this phase – single and multibunch
more » ... d multibunch regimes to satisfy experimental demands. We report the status of linac, first experience and nearest machine run schedule. The brief review of the facility, main parameters, performance and first results are presented.
doi:10.18429/jacow-ipac2014-mopri017 fatcat:56abghvgyzc6lnliekg2j6rb3i