Microbunching and RF compression

M. Venturini, M. Migliorati, C. Ronsivalle, M. Ferrario, C. Vaccarezza

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Velocity bunching (or RF compression) represents a promising technique complementary to magnetic compression to achieve the high peak current required in the linac drivers for FELs. Here we report on recent progress aimed at characterizing the RF compression from the point of view of the microbunching instability. We emphasize the development of a linear theory for the gain function of the instability and its validation against macroparticle simulations that represents a useful tool in the evaluation of the compression schemes for FEL sources.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2010 - , Japan
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


Conference1st International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2010
Period1/1/10 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Venturini, M., Migliorati, M., Ronsivalle, C., Ferrario, M., & Vaccarezza, C. (2010). Microbunching and RF compression. Paper presented at 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2010, Japan.