Zaplatin, E.; Kanareykin, A.; Knobloch, J.; Neumann, A.; Yakovlev, V.: Double-Cell Notch Filter for SRF Gun Investigations. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2015. JaCoW, 2015. - ISBN 978-3-95450-168-7, p. WEPMA036/1-3
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Some projects of SRF guns apply the design where the cathode can be easily and quickly removed. One of the disadvantages of this design is the RF power leakage from the accelerating gun cavity cells to the cathode housing that result in the excessive cathode heating. To minimize the RF power leak different kinds of choke filters are used to protect the cathode structure. These choke filters represent resonant circuits with zero input impedance and installed at the entrance of the cathode structure that shunt the cathode housing. Still, since the choke filter frequency shift under working conditions is bigger than its bandwidth a filter tuning during assembly only in the warm stage seems insufficient and requires also fine-tuning during operation. To eliminate the problems of the choke filter finetuning and hence ensure its stability during operation, a combination of the resonance choke elements can be implemented. In the paper we demonstrate advantages of the double-cell notch filter using BERLinPro SRF gun cavity as an example with its simple design modifications.