Linac waveguide upgrade at the Australian Synchrotron Light Source

Rohan Dowd, Greg Leblanc, Karl Zingre

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The Australian Synchrotron Light Source (ASLS) uses a 100 MeV linac as the start of the acceleration chain for the injector. The two main accelerating structures of linac are normally fed by independent pulsed klystrons. A recent upgrade to the waveguide system has allowed for a single klystron to power both accelerating structures. While this operation mode delivers a reduced total beam energy, the operation of only a single klystron results in less wear and enhanced robustness against klystron breakdown. Commissioning results of single klystron operation of the linac are shown and future benefits are detailed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Particle Accelerator Conference - Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: 4 Sep 20119 Sep 2011
Conference number: 2


Conference2nd International Particle Accelerator Conference
Abbreviated titleIPAC 2011
CityKursaal, San Sebastian

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