Monochromatic coherent transition and diffraction radiation from a relativistic electron bunch train

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Electron beams of most accelerators have a bunched structure and are synchronized with the accelerating RF field. Due to modulation of the electron beam with frequency ν RF one can expect to observe resonances with frequencies ν k=kċ ν RF in radiation spectrum generated via any spontaneous emission mechanism (k is an integer and the resonance order). In this paper we present the results of spectral measurements of coherent transition radiation (CTR) generated by an electron bunch train from the Tomsk microtron with ν RF=2.63GHz in the spectral frequency range from 8 to 35 GHz. We also measured the spectrum of coherent diffraction radiation and demonstrated that the observed spectra in both cases consist of monochromatic lines. For spectral measurements the Martin-Puplett interferometer with spectral resolution of 800 MHz (FWMH) was employed. Using a waveguide frequency cut-off we were able to exclude several spectral lines to observe higher resonance orders of up to k =7.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC04007
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2018



  • Accelerator Applications
  • Spectrometers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics

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