Longitudinal transport measurements in an energy recovery accelerator with triple bend achromat arcs

Jackson, F, Angal-Kalinin, D, Saveliev, YM, Williams, PH ORCID: 0000-0002-8987-4999 and Wolski, A ORCID: 0000-0002-5057-5588
(2016) Longitudinal transport measurements in an energy recovery accelerator with triple bend achromat arcs. Physical Review Accelerators and Beams, 19.

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Longitudinal properties of electron bunches (energy spread and bunch length) and their manipulation are of importance in free electron lasers (FELs), where magnetic bunch length compression is a common feature of beam transport. Recirculating accelerators and energy recovery linac accelerators (ERLs) have been used as FEL drivers for several decades and control of longitudinal beam transport is particularly important in their magnet lattices. We report on measurements of longitudinal transport properties in an ERL-FEL, the ALICE (Accelerators and Lasers in Combined Experiments) accelerator at Daresbury Laboratory. ALICE is an energy recovery research accelerator that drives an infrared free electron laser. By measuring the time of arrival of electron bunches, the canonical longitudinal transport quantities were measured in the beam transport and bunch compression sections of the lattice. ALICE includes a four-dipole bunch compression chicane providing fixed longitudinal transport, and triple bend achromat arcs including sextupole magnets where the first and second order longitudinal transport can be adjusted. The longitudinal transport properties in these lattice sections were measured and compared with the theoretical model of the lattice. A reasonable level of agreement has been found. The effect of sextupoles in second order, as well as first order, longitudinal correction is considered, with the measurements indicating the level of alignment of the beam to the center of the sextupole.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lattices in beam optics, Beam optics transport, higher order beam dynamics, Nonlinear beam dynamics
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2017 15:36
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2022 06:12
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.19.120701
Open Access URL: http://journals.aps.org/prab/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevAc...
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3005053