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Magnetic force study for the helical afterburner for the European XFEL
Author(s): Peng Li; Tao Wei; Yuhui Li; Joachim Pflueger
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Paper Abstract

At present the SASE3 undulator line at the European XFEL is using a planar undulator producing linear polarized soft Xray radiation only. In order to satisfy the demand for circular polarized radiation a helical undulator system, the so-called afterburner is in construction. It will be operated as a radiator using the pre-bunched beam of the SASE3 undulator system. Among several options for the magnetic structure the Apple-X geometry was chosen. This is a pure permanent magnet undulator using NdFeB material. Four magnet arrays are arranged symmetrically the beam axis. Polarization can be changed by adjusting the phase shift (PS) between the two orthogonal structures. The field strength can be adjusted either by gap adjustment or alternatively by the amplitude shift (AS) scheme. For an engineering design the maximum values of forces and torques on each of the components under worst case operational conditions are important. The superposition principle is used to reduce calculation time. It is found that the maximum forces Fx, Fy and Fz for a 2m long Apple-X undulator are 1.8*104N, 2.4*104N and 2.3*104N, respectively. More results are presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10237, Advances in X-ray Free-Electron Lasers Instrumentation IV, 102370Z (23 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2264695
Show Author Affiliations
Peng Li, European XFEL GmbH (Germany)
Institute of Applied Electronics (China)
Tao Wei, European XFEL GmbH (Germany)
Institute of Fluid Physics (China)
Yuhui Li, European XFEL GmbH (Germany)
Joachim Pflueger, European XFEL GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10237:
Advances in X-ray Free-Electron Lasers Instrumentation IV
Thomas Tschentscher; Luc Patthey, Editor(s)

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