Author: Hubert, N.
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TUPPP004 Low-alpha Operation for the SOLEIL Storage Ring 1608
  • M.-A. Tordeux, J. Barros, A. Bence, P. Brunelle, N. Hubert, M. Labat, P. Lebasque, A. Nadji, L.S. Nadolski, J.-P. Pollina
    SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • C. Evain
    PhLAM/CERCLA, Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France
  The low momentum compaction factor (alpha) operation has been recently established on the SOLEIL Storage Ring. Both time resolved X-ray and THz radiation user communities are taking benefit from a hybrid filling pattern with a 4.7 ps RMS bunch length. At a value of 1.7 10-5 (nominal alpha /25) and a current per bunch of 65 μA, stable THz radiation is produced in the range of 8 - 20 cm-1 (measurements and comparison with Coherent Synchrotron Radiation (CSR) modeling are reported elsewhere*, **). Several low-alpha optics have been investigated and the optics presented at IPAC’11 has been selected for the operation. This paper presents the comprehensive experimental characterization of this optics. Specificities of the low-alpha operation, driven by the very demanding user experiments, are reviewed: closed orbit stability issues, extremely tight injected current step when refilling which implies a specific Linac tuning, low current diagnostics optimization, short bunch measurements, insertion devices effect on the CSR characteristics and radiation safety aspects justified by beam losses at injection.
* C. Evain, A. Loulergue et al., this conference.
** E. Roussel et al., this conference.