In the past 20 years, obvious progress has been made with the IMP ion accelerator development in terms of high intensity, high energy and high power machines. We still foresee the facilities to be built in the near future, for instance HIAF (High Intensity heavy ion Accelerator Facility) and CiADS (China initiative ADS), and so on, which have strong demands of high intensity ion beams of H~U. High intensity ion source paves the way for the development of future ion accelerators. Therefore, continuous research and development work has been made at IMP to improve ion source performance by means of new machine developments and ion source physics investigations. For intense mono-charged ion beams, 2.45 GHz ion sources have been developed together with the low energy transmission lines. For intense CW/DC multiply charged ion beams production, high performance ECR ion sources have been developed with the operation frequencies of 14.5~45 GHz. As very high intensity pulsed ion beams could be used for synchrotron injection, especially of those of very refractory metals, laser ion source has also been introduced to IMP, and got remarkable progress in the past years with regards to ion beam intensities, charge states, and beam stabilities. This paper will give an overview of the high intensity ion source development at IMP, especially on the recent progresses and new results.
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