Author: Trad, G.
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MOPF08 Design and Performance of the Upgraded LHC Synchrotron Light Monitor 220
  • A. Goldblatt, E. Bravin, F. Roncarolo, G. Trad
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The LHC is equipped with two synchrotron radiation systems, one per beam, used to measure the transverse bunch distributions. The light emitted by a superconducting undulator and/or by a dipole magnet (depending on beam energy) is intercepted by an extraction mirror in vacuum and sent through a viewport to the imaging Beam Synchrotron Radiation Telescope (BSRT). The first version of the telescope, used from 2009 to mid 2012, was based on spherical focusing mirrors in order to minimize chromatic aberrations. However, this required a very complicated delay line in order to switch the focus between the two different light sources as a function of beam energy. A new system based on optical lenses was designed and installed in mid 2012 in order to simplify the optical line and thus reduce misalignment and focusing errors. The first results with LHC beam using this new system showed a significant reduction in the correction factor required to match the emittance as measured by wire scanners. This contribution discusses the performance of the new optical system, presenting the LHC results and comparing simulations with measurement performed in the laboratory using a BSRT replica.