Author: Constance, B.
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MOPWA057 Development of a High-resolution, Broad-band, Stripline Beam Position Monitoring System 804
  • G.B. Christian, D.R. Bett, N. Blaskovic Kraljevic, P. Burrows, M.R. Davis, Y.I. Kim, C. Perry
    JAI, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • R. Apsimon, B. Constance
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • P. Burrows, C. Perry
    Oxford University, Physics Department, Oxford, Oxon, United Kingdom
  • J. Resta
    IFIC, Valencia, Spain
  A low-latency, sub-micron resolution stripline beam position monitoring system has been developed and tested with beam at the KEK Accelerator Test Facility, where it has been used as part of a feedback system for beam stabilisation. The fast analogue front-end signal processor is based on a single-stage down-mixer and is combined with an FPGA-based system for digitisation and feedback control. A resolution as low as 400 nm has been demonstrated for beam intensities of ~1 nC, with single-pass beam. The latest results of recent modifications to balance the input path lengths to the processor will be discussed. These modifications compensate for the inherent phase sensitivity of the processors, and hence improve the intrinsic resolution, without the need for offline correction. Modifications to the FPGA firmware will also be described, to allow for flexible operation with variable system-synchronous data acquisition at up to 400 MHz, with up to nine data channels of 13-bit width, and a nominal record length of 1 KS/channel/pulse (extensible to a total record length of 120 KS per pulse, for example, for use with long bunch trains or wide-band multi-turn measurements in storage rings).  
TUPFI040 Experimental Verification of the CLIC Two-Beam Acceleration Technology in CTF3 1436
  • P. Skowroński, A. Andersson, J. Barranco, B. Constance, R. Corsini, S. Döbert, A. Dubrovskiy, W. Farabolini, E. Ikarios, R.L. Lillestøl, T. Persson, F. Tecker
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • W. Farabolini
    CEA/DSM/IRFU, France
  • E. Ikarios
    National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • M. Jacewicz, A. Palaia, R.J.M.Y. Ruber
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  • R.L. Lillestøl
    University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  • T. Persson
    Chalmers University of Technology, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Gothenburg, Sweden
  The Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) International Collaboration is pursuing an extensive R&D program towards a multi-TeV electron-positron collider. In particular, the development of two beam acceleration technology is the focus of the CLIC test facility CTF3. In this paper we summarize the most recent results obtained at CTF3: the results of the studies on the drive beam generation are presented, the achieved two beam acceleration performance is reported and the measured break-down rates and related observations are summarized. The stability of deceleration process performed over 13 subsequent modules and the comparison of the obtained results with the theoretical expectations are discussed. We also outline and discuss the future experimental program.  
TUPME039 The Drive Beam Phase Stability in CTF3 and its Relation to the Bunch Compression Factor 1655
  • E. Ikarios, A. Andersson, J. Barranco, B. Constance, R. Corsini, A. Gerbershagen, T. Persson, P. Skowroński, F. Tecker
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The proposed Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) is based on a two-beam acceleration scheme. The energy needed to accelerate a low intensity "main" beam is provided by a high intensity, low energy "drive" beam. The precision and stability of the phase relation between two beams is crucial for the performance of the scheme. The tolerable phase jitter is 0.2 deg rms at 12GHz. For this reason it is fundamental to understand the main possible causes of the drive beam timing jitter. Experimental work aimed at such understanding was done in the CLIC Test Facility (CTF3) where a drive beam with characteristics similar to the CLIC one is produced. Several phase measurements allowed us to conclude that the main source of phase jitter is energy jitter of the beam transformed and amplified into phase jitter when passing through a magnetic chicane. This conclusion is supported by measurements done with different momentum compaction values in the chicane. In this paper the results of these several phase measurements will be presented and compared with expectations.  
WEPME053 Latest Performance Results from the FONT 5 Intra Train Beam Position Feedback System at ATF 3049
  • M.R. Davis, D.R. Bett, N. Blaskovic Kraljevic, P. Burrows, G.B. Christian, Y.I. Kim, C. Perry
    JAI, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • R. Apsimon, B. Constance, A. Gerbershagen
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  A prototype ultra-fast beam-based feedback system for deployment in single-pass beamlines, such as a future lepton collider (ILC or CLIC) or a free-electron laser, has been fabricated and is being tested in the extraction and final focus lines of the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) at KEK. FONT5 is an intra-train feedback system for stabilising the beam orbit via different methods: a position and angle feedback correction in the extraction line or a vertical feedforward correction applied at the interaction point (IP) . Two systems comprise three stripline beam position monitors (BPMs) and two stripline kickers in the extraction line, two cavity BPMs and a stripline kicker at the IP, a custom FPGA-based digital processing board, custom kicker-drive amplifiers and low-latency analogue front-end BPM processors. Latest results from the experiment are presented. These include beam position correction in the extraction line, as well as preliminary results of beam correction at the IP.