Author: Paret, Z.
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WEPPP074 Study of a Wideband Feedback Kicker for the SPS 2882
  • S. De Santis, Z. Paret, A. Ratti
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  • A. Gallo, F. Marcellini
    INFN/LNF, Frascati (Roma), Italy
  Funding: Work supported by the US Department of Energy under Contracts DE-AC02-05CH11231 and DE-AC02-76SF00515, and through the US LHC Accelerator Research Program (LARP).
The LHC luminosity upgrade currently being planned at CERN depends in large measure on a successful upgrade of its injectors chain. In particular the storing of higher currents in the SPS presents a significant challenge from the point of view of the beam stability. Electron cloud driven and transverse mode-coupled instabilities can disrupt the stored beam to the point of making injection in the LHC impossible. These types of instabilities are characterized by fast growth times and substantial spectral components at high frequency. Therefore a key aspect of any feedback system capable of effectively controlling the instability growth is the development of a suitable kicker with a high frequency response. In this paper we investigate the technologies available for such a kicker and identify a possible solution to be implemented on the SPS. By combining a lower frequency stripline kicker with a high frequency module, such as a damped cavity or a slotted waveguide, it would be possible to provide shunt impedances around 1000 Ω on a bandwidth from DC to 1 GHz. The basic parameters and limits of such a solution are discussed.