6th Microbunching Instability Workshop


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(ph: Franco Dreolin for Elettra)

The 6th international workshop on Microbunching Instability took place at the Savoia Hotel in Trieste, Italy, from the 6th to the 8th of October 2014.
The workshop “Microbunching Instability and Compression Scheme for Seeded FELs” was organized by Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste, as one of the action items of the FEL Seeding Experts workgroup, in the framework of the FELs of EUROPE collaboration. The workshop, sponsored by Kyma and Cosylab, covered theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects of the so-called microbunching instability, a process of beam quality degradation affecting high brightness electron beams in both linear accelerators, and storage rings. Among the items covered by the presented talks, coherent synchrotron radiation 1-D to 3-D effects, simulation challenges of the instability, sources of microbunching at low energy, advances on laser heater design and impact on the FEL performance, recent investigations of longitudinal space charge-induced instability, updates on diagnostic capabilities of microbunching.

Generous time for discussion was allocated after each talk and at the end of each session. The participants visited the FERMI facility on the last day of the workshop.
The workshop was attended by 44 registered participants coming from 21 different Institutions and 12 Countries, distributed among Europe, United States and China.

The oral contributions will be soon available at the workshop website.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 17:10