Precision fast kickers for kiloampere electron beams

Y. J. Chen, George J Caporaso, J. T. Weir

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These kickers will be used to make fast dipoles and quadrupoles which are driven by sharp risetime pulsers to provide precision beam manipulation for high current kA electron beams. This technology will be used on the 2nd axis of the DARHT linac at LANL. It will be used to provide 4 micropulses of pulse width up to 120 nsec. selected from a 2 μsec., 2 kA, 20 MeV macropulse. The fast pulsers will have amplitude modulation capability to compensate for beam-induced steering effects and other slow beam centroid motion to within the bandwidth of the kicker system. Scaling laws derived from theory will be presented along with extensive experimental data obtained on the test bed ETA-II.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 18th Biennial Particle Accelerator Conference - New York, NY, USA
Duration: Mar 27 1999Apr 2 1999


OtherThe 18th Biennial Particle Accelerator Conference
CityNew York, NY, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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