Conceptual design of an X-FEL facility using CLIC X-band accelerating structure
Di Mitri S.
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Within last decade a linear accelerating structure with an average loaded gradient of 100 MV/m at 12 GHz has been demonstrated in the CLIC study. Recently, it has been proposed to use the CLIC structure to drive an FEL linac. In contrast to CLIC the linac would be powered by klystrons not by a drive beam. The main advantage of this proposal is achieving the required energies in a very short distance, thus the facility would be rather compact. In this study, we present the conceptual design parameters of a facility which could generate laser photon pulses covering the range of 1-75 Angstrom. Shorter wavelengths could also be reached with slightly increasing the energy. Copyright © 2014 CC-BY-3.0 and by the respective authors.