Author: Allen, C.K.
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MOPWO085 A Hybrid Technique for Computing Courant-Snyder Parameters from Beam Profile Data 1073
  • C.K. Allen
    ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • E.N. Dai
    Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, USA
  Funding: Work supported by ORNL/SNS, which is managed by UT-Battelle, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725.
We present a technique for computing the Courant-Snyder parameters of a charged-particle beam from profile measurement data. Such algorithms are not new, but this particular method has very robust convergence properties resulting from a novel approach that combines both deterministic and non-deterministic methods. The general idea is as follows: given a model of the beamline, in the zero-current case it is possible to compute the Courant-Snyder parameters directly from profile data using a deterministic, linear-algebraic approach. For the finite beam current case we can construct a smooth curve of these deterministic solutions starting from the zero-current solution and terminating at the finite-current case. We are guaranteed convergence, and convergence to the finite-current solution connected to the zero-current Courant-Snyder parameters. This approach avoids the convergence issues associated with a fully iterative, non-deterministic method. The details of the technique are outlined and examples are presented using profile data taken from the SNS accelerator.