Author: Rabiller, A.
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MOEPPB010 Measurement of Satellite Bunches at the LHC 97
  • A. Jeff, M. Andersen, A. Boccardi, S. Bozyigit, E. Bravin, T. Lefèvre, A. Rabiller, F. Roncarolo
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • A.S. Fisher
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • C.P. Welsch
    Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  Funding: Adam Jeff is a DITANET fellow, supported by the EU's Marie Curie actions contract PITN-GA-2008-215080.
The RF gymnastics involved in the delivery of proton and lead ion bunches to the LHC can result in satellite bunches of varying intensity occupying the nominally empty RF buckets. Quantification of these satellites is crucial for bunch-by-bunch luminosity normalization as well as for machine protection. We present an overview of the longitudinal density monitor (LDM) which is the principal instrument for the measurement of satellite bunches in the LHC. The LDM uses single photon counting of synchrotron light. The very high energies reached in the LHC, combined with a dedicated undulator for diagnostics, allow synchrotron light measurements to be made with both protons and heavy ions. The arrival times of photons are collected over a few million turns, with the resulting histogram corrected for the effects of the detector’s deadtime and afterpulsing in order to reconstruct the longitudinal profile of the entire LHC ring. The LDM has achieved a dynamic range in excess of 105 and a time resolution of 90 ps. Example results are presented and the measurements are benchmarked against satellite distributions based on collision data from the LHC experiments.
TUPPR031 Experimental Verification of the CLIC Decelerator with theTest Beam Line in the CLIC Test Facility 3 1885
  • R.L. Lillestøl, S. Döbert, M. Olvegård, A. Rabiller, G. Sterbini
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • E. Adli
    University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  The Test Beam Line in the CLIC Test Facility 3 is the first prototype of the CLIC drive beam decelerator. The main purpose of the experiment is to demonstrate efficient 12 GHz rf power production and stable transport of an electron drive beam during deceleration. The Test Beam Line consists of a FODO structure with high precision BPMs and quadrupoles mounted on mechanical movers for precise beam alignment. Nine out of the planned 16 Power Extraction and Transfer Structures have currently been installed and commissioned. We correlate rf power production measurements with the drive beam deceleration measurements, and compare the two measurements to the theoretical predictions. We also discuss the impact of the drive beam bunch length and bunch combination on the measurements.