Improved High-Current Injector Design

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,934.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00178-04-C-3013
Agency Tracking Number:
N02-010-01
Solicitation Year:
2002
Solicitation Topic Code:
N02-010
Solicitation Number:
2002.1
Small Business Information
ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
27 Industrial Boulevard, Unit E, Medford, NY, 11763
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
042903026
Principal Investigator:
Hans Bluem
Senior Scientist
(609) 514-0315
hans_bluem@mail.aesys.net
Business Contact:
Timothy Myers
Business Manager
(631) 345-6264
tim_myers@mail.aesys.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
With the achievement of 2.1 kW CW IR operation and an upgrade to 10 kW undergoing commissioning, free-electron lasers (FEL) are now a serious option for high-power, military and commercial applications. As specifically identified in the recent "Department of Defense Laser Master Plan", the key technology issue on the path to high-power FEL deployment is the demonstration of reliable, high-brightness, photocathode injector operation. A DC gun/superconducting accelerator combination provides the most promising and most mature path to efficient, weapon-level electron beam power. One of the primary issues identified with this type of gun is beam quality degradation for operation at weapon system charge levels that approach 1 nC per bunch or higher. Longitudinal phase space aberrations set in that can significantly reduce the lasing efficiency of the FEL. We are proposing to design and build an accelerating system that will correct the development of this aberration and provide very high quality electron beams at current levels sufficient for weapon level performance.

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