Author: Sachwitz, M.
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MOP015 A Power Switching Ionization Profile Monitor (3D-IPM) 47
  • H.F. Breede, H.-J. Grabosch, M. Sachwitz, L.V. Vu
    DESY Zeuthen, Zeuthen, Germany
  FLASH at DESY in Hamburg is a linear accelerator to produce soft x-ray laser light ranging from 4.1 to 45 nm. To ensure the operation stability of FLASH, monitoring of the beam is mandatory. Two Ionization Profile Monitors (IPM) detect the lateral x and y position and profile changes of the beam. The functional principle of the IPM is based on the detection of particles, generated by interaction of the beam with the residual gas in the beam line. The newly designed IPM enables the combined evaluation of the horizontal and vertical position as well as the profile. A compact monitor, consisting of two micro-channel plates (MCP) is assembled on a conducting cage along with toggled electric fields in a rectangular vacuum chamber. The particles created by the photon beam, drift in the homogenous electrical field towards the respective MCP, which produces an image of the beam profile on an attached phosphor screen. A camera for each MCP is used for assessment. This indirect detection scheme operates over a wide dynamic range and allows the live detection of the clear position and the shape of the beam. The final design is presented.  
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Synchrotron Radiation Monitor for Beam Energy Measurements at the European XFEL  
  • M. Sachwitz, N. Leuschner, F. Perlick
    DESY Zeuthen, Zeuthen, Germany
  • C. Gerth, H. Huegelmann
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  Monitoring of the electron beam energies after the various accelerating sections of the European XFEL is essential for an optimal beam delivery system. Synchrotron radiation that is emitted in the dispersive section of the magnetic chicanes employed for longitudinal bunch compression can be used to determine the energy spectrum of the electron bunches. At European XFEL, vacuum chambers with an aperture of 400 mm will be installed for flexible operation of different bunch compression scenarios. Therefore, the in-vacuum mirror deflecting the visible light through a vacuum window to a camera is located on a motor driven carrier. An additional mover allows an angular adjustment of the mirror. In this paper we report on the conceptual design of the synchrotron monitor. Results obtained with a prototype setup in the laboratory are presented and several options for the synchrotron light detection are discussed.  
Installation and First Measurements of an Electron Beam Detector at the FLASH II Beam Dump  
  • F. Perlick, N. Leuschner, M. Sachwitz
    DESY Zeuthen, Zeuthen, Germany
  • G. Kube, M. Schmitz, K. Wittenburg, T. Wohlenberg
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  For the electron absorber at FLASH II a detector has been developed to control the position, dimensions and profile of the electron beam. Scintillation light, emitted from a luminescent screen in front of the dump window, is reflected by a mirror, located in two meter distance from the screen, and passes through a vacuum window. For optical analysis, the beam image is then transferred by an optical fibre bundle to a CCD camera, which is located in one meter distance from the beam line. To test the survivability of the fibre bundle in such a highly radioactive environment, an irradiation test was performed by installing a similar fibre bundle onto a radioactive hot spot at FLASH. The test revealed that the fibre’s optical qualities after irradiation of approximately one megagray degraded by less than ten percent. After the optical system had been simulated in an experimental setup in the lab, showing satisfactory results, the monitor has recently been installed and adjusted at FLASH II. The results of the first measurements will be presented in the paper.