Publications [#66821] of David R. Smith

Papers Published
  1. Smith, D.R. and Derun Li and Vier, D.C. and Kroll, N. and Schultz, S., Recent progress on Photonic Band Gap accelerator cavities, AIP Conf. Proc. (USA) no. 398 (1997), pp. 518 - 27 .

    We report on the current status of our program to apply Photonic Band Gap (PBG) concepts to produce novel high-energy, high-intensity accelerator cavities. The PBG design on which we have concentrated our inital efforts consists of a square array of metal cylinders, terminated by conducting or superconducting sheets, and surrounded by microwave absorber on the periphery of the structure. A removed cylinder from the center of the array constitutes a site defect where a localized electromagnetic mode can occur. In previous work, we have proposed that this structure could be utilized as an accelerator cavity, with advantageous properties over conventional cavity designs. In the present work, we present further studies, including MAFIA-based numerical calculations and experimental measurements, demonstrating the feasibility of using the proposed structure in a real accelerator application