Klystron-Modulators for the 3 TeV CLIC Scheme An Overview

P. Pearce PS Division, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland


The CLIC (Compact Linear Collider) design is based on the Two-Beam technology being developed at CERN. The Drive Beam accelerator design will have about 200 multi-beam klystron-modulator (MBK-M) RF power sources for each drive beam linac. These multi-beam klystrons (MBKs) should provide up to 50 MW peak power at 937 MHz, with a 100 ms pulse width and operating at 100 Hz repetition frequency. The CLIC drive beam injector will also use a number of these same MBK-Ms operating at slightly lower power levels. A 0.5 MW peak power, 468 MHz klystron with a bandwidth of around 150 MHz will be required for the sub-harmonic buncher in each drive beam injector chain as well.

The Main Beams injector complex is required to deliver e+ and e- beams at 9 GeV via the transfer lines to the CLIC Main Beam accelerator. The present injector complex design uses a series of linacs to accelerate the electron and positron beams coming from RF guns working at 1.5 GHz up to an energy of 1.98 GeV before they are put into damping rings. Each of these beams then pass through a 3 GHz compressor before acceleration to the Main Beam injection energy of 9 GeV by a 3 GHz Booster Linac. This paper describes the major parameter requirements needed for this range of klystron-modulators.

Presenting Author : Pearce P.