CLARA (Compact Linear Accelerator for Research and Applications) is a test facility for Free Electron Laser (FEL) research and other applications at Daresbury Laboratory. After installation of Phase 1 of CLARA, high quality beam of energy up to 40 MeV is delivered to academic and industrial users to test novel ideas and concepts.
CLARA Phase 2 will provide a high quality beam of energy up to 250 MeV. In order to provide this full energy beam to users for exploitation, a Full Energy Beam Exploitation (FEBE) line is designed to extract beam before the FEL section.
Following user consultation, ASTeC and Technology department have developed the design to allow beam experiments combining electron beam, laser and jet target experiments. The design incorporates flexibility to re-configure experiments easily and incorporates number of diagnostics pre and post the interaction point.
The design was recently presented at virtual International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC20).