Subpicosecond compression by velocity bunching in a photoinjector

P. Piot, L. Carr, W. S. Graves, H. Loos

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We present an experimental evidence of a bunch compression scheme that uses a traveling wave accelerating structure as a compressor. The bunch length issued from a laser-driven radio-frequency electron source was compressed by a factor > 3 using an S-band traveling wave structure located immediately downstream from the electron source. Experimental data are found to be in good agreement with particle tracking simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number033503
Pages (from-to)67-72
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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