Frontiers of RF Photoinjectors

M. Ferrario
Proceedings of the 2005 Particle Accelerator Conference  
New ideas have been recently proposed to achieve ultra-high brightness electron beams, as particularly needed in SASE-FEL experiments, and to produce flat beams, as required in linear colliders. By proper radial shaping of the photoemission laser pulses, a pancake bunch can be created that will evolve automatically into a uniformly filled 3D ellipsoid, i.e. into the ideal bunch. Low emittance schemes already foreseen for split normal conducting photoinjectors have been applied to the
more » ... d to the superconducting case in order to produce high peak and high average beam brightness. RF compressor techniques have been partially confirmed by experimental results. Research and experiments in the flat beam production from a photoinjector as a possible alternative to damping rings are in progress. An overview of recent advancements and future perspectives in photoinjector beam physics is reported in this paper.
doi:10.1109/pac.2005.1590487 fatcat:cqeibiwesrhhlgdyq7yaxqqg7q