The goal of phase 2 is to achieve a continuous 2 Amp DC electron beam. This will be a significant accomplishment not only for Free-electron Lasers, but may demonstrate technology useful in other areas such as proton/antiproton cooling.

illustration of phase 2 experiment
Illustration of the Phase 2 experiment

The Phase 2 beam optics configuration consists of a drift tube and quadrupole triplet to symmetrically return the beam to the decelerator tube. The philosophy behind the Phase 2 experiment is to address the formidable challenges to achieving DC beam operation without the complications imposed by the FEL.

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Beamline for phase 2 experiments