SINBAD - a proposal for a dedicated accelerator research facility at DESY

Assmann, Ralph and Behrens, Christopher and Brinkmann, Reinhard and Dorda, Ulrich and Floettmann, Klaus and Foster, Brian and Grebenyuk, Julia and Gross, Matthias and Hartl, Ingmar and Huening, Markus and Kaertner, Franz and Marchetti, Barbara and Nie, Yuancun and Ruehl, Axel and Schlarb, Holger and Schmidt, Bernhard and Stephan, Frank and Gruener, Florian and Hidding, Bernhard and Zeitler, Benno and Maier, Andreas and Schuh, M.; (2014) SINBAD - a proposal for a dedicated accelerator research facility at DESY. In: Proceedings of IPAC2014. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Hamburg, pp. 1466-1469. ISBN 9783954501328

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    Abstract

    A dedicated accelerator research and development facility SINBAD (Short INnovative Bunches and Accelerators at DESY) is proposed. This multi-purpose research facility is initially aimed at promoting three major goals: (1) Short electron bunches for ultra-fast science. (2) Construction of a plasma accelerator module with useable beam quality (3) Setup of an attosecond radiation source with advanced technology. Research and development on these topics is presently ongoing at various places at DESY, as add-on experiments at operational facilities. The two research goals are intimately connected: short bunches and precise femtosecond timing are requirements for developing a plasma accelerator module with external injection or staging. The scientific case of a dedicated facility for accelerator research at DESY is discussed. Further options are mentioned, like the use of a 1 GeV beam from Linac II for FEL studies. The presently planned conversion of the DORIS accelerator and its central halls into the SINBAD facility is described. The available space will allow setting up several independent experiments with a cost-effective use of the same infrastructure(for example a central high power laser, a central timing and synchronization lab, etc.). National and international contributions and proposals can be envisaged. A preliminary, possible layout and the design work plan are discussed.