This course covers an brief introduction to RF starting with a pillbox cavity to define the key parameter. The course will move on to the RF Power, Higher order modes and technology options.

Lecture 1 - RF Cavity basics

  • Recap of EM theory
  • Cavity Basics
  • Equivalent circuits and definitions

Lecture 2 - RF sources

  • RF Sources basics
  • Power and Reflections
  • LLRF

Lecture 3 - Technology types and limits

  • Cavity types
  • Normal conducting cavities
  • Superconducting RF
  • Gradient Limitations

Lecture 4 - Wakefields and HOMs

  • Higher order cavity modes
  • Beam-cavity coupling
  • Wakefields
  • BBU

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