Author: Corsini, R.
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MOPB003 Recent Improvements to the Control of the CTF3 High-Current Drive Beam 180
  • B. Constance, R. Corsini, D. Gamba, P. Skowroński
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  In order to demonstrate the feasibility of the CLIC multi-TeV linear collider option, the drive beam complex at the CLIC Test Facility (CTF3) at CERN is providing high-current electron pulses for a number of related experiments. By means of a system of electron pulse compression and bunch frequency multiplication, a fully loaded, 120 MeV linac is used to generate 140 ns electron pulses of around 30 Amperes. Subsequent deceleration of this high-current drive beam demonstrates principles behind the CLIC acceleration scheme, and produces 12 GHz RF power for experimental purposes. As the facility has progressed toward routine operation, a number of studies aimed at improving the drive beam performance have been carried out. Additional feedbacks, automated steering programs, and improved control of optics and dispersion have contributed to a more stable, reproducible drive beam with consequent benefits for the experiments.  
WE1A02 Status and Future of the CLIC Study 719
  • R. Corsini
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) International Collaboration is carrying out an extensive R&D program towards a multi-TeV electron-positron collider. The CLIC concept is based on the use of high-gradient normal-conducting accelerating structures in conjunction with a novel two-beam acceleration scheme, where the RF power needed to accelerate the colliding beams is extracted from a high-current drive beam running parallel to the main linac. In order to establish the feasibility of such concept a number of key issues were addressed, both experimentally and theoretically, and the results of the study were documented in the recently completed CLIC Conceptual Design Report (CDR). The conclusions reached in the CDR constitute also an important contribution to the European strategy group. A short summary of the present status with will be given, together with an outlook on the program for the next period, aimed at the preparation of an implementation plan.