RF Operation Experience at the European XFEL

Julien Branlard, Valeri Ayvazyan, Lukasz Butkowski, Mariusz Grecki, Martin Hierholzer, Markus Hoffmann, Matthias Hoffmann, Martin Killenberg, Denis Kostin, Thorsten Lamb, Lutz Lilje, Uros Mavrič (+13 others)
After its successful commissioning which took place during the first half of 2017, the European X-ray free electron laser is in now in regular operation delivering photons to users since September 2017. This paper presents an overview on the experience gathered during the first couple of years of operation. In particular, the focus is set on RF operation, maintenance activities, availability and typical failures. A first look on machine performance in terms of RF and beam stability, energy
more » ... bility, energy reach, radiation related investigations and microphonics studies will also be presented.
doi:10.18429/jacow-linac2018-mopo038 fatcat:adnorndzt5dm7gf6ptnmzk2leq