a1 Sincrotrone Trieste SCpA, SS14 km163.5 in Area Science Park, 34121 Basovizza (TS), Italy
a2 Rial Vacuum srl, Via Tito ed Ettore Manzini, 3, 43126 Parma (PR), Italy
The FERMI@ELETTRA Free-Electron-Laser (FEL) project at the ELETTRA Laboratory of Sincrotrone Trieste, currently under construction and commissioning, will comprise a linear accelerator and two FEL beamlines. Two identical magnetic chicanes for bunch length compression will be installed in the linear accelerator (LINAC) tunnel. The first bunch compressor, at 300 MeV, has been recently installed and commissioned while the production and installation plan of the second one (at 600 MeV) is being defined. The chicane mechanical design has been achieved in collaboration with the supplier, Rial Vacuum srl. In this paper, the chicane mechanical design and the movable vacuum chambers are presented.
(Received June 14 2010)
(Revised August 27 2010)
(Accepted September 22 2010)