Author: Corbett, W.J.
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TUPWO064 Online Optimization Algorithms for Accelerators and Experimental Results 2012
  • X. Huang, W.J. Corbett, J.A. Safranek, J. Wu
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Online optimization of accelerators is becoming increasingly more important as accelerator systems become more and more complex. Online accelerator optimization is generally a multi-variant nonlinear problem with considerable noise. Efficiency and robustness are critical for online applications. Therefore optimization algorithms require special considerations. In this study we evaluate the viability of several online optimization algorithms for both ring and linac machines. Numerical simulations and experimental tests are presented to investigate performance of the algorithms.  
WEPME062 Short-Pulse Ti:Sapphire Laser System for Photocathode Research at SLAC 3076
  • W.J. Corbett, A. Brachmann, R.N. Coffee, A.R. Fry, S. Gilevich, N. Hartmann, W. Helml, P. Hering, E.N. Jongewaard, D. Kelley, J.R. Lewandowski, W. Polzin, J. Sheppard, P. Stefan, T. Vecchione, S.P. Weathersby, W.E. White, M. Woods, F. Zhou
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  A photo-cathode research laboratory has been constructed at SLAC to test and characterize the spare LCLS electron gun. At the heart of the laboratory is a dual-purpose Ti:Sapphire oscillator/regen laser that can deliver either a 2.5ps, 760nm beam to the photocathode gun or a 35fs, 800nm beam to prototype diagnostics for the LCLS. The objective of the photocathode research is to definitively identify ‘recipes’ for high-reliability cathode processing resulting in high quantum efficiency and low beam emittance. The LCLS diagnostics program is presently aimed at developing spectral-encoding systems for shot-by-shot pulse arrival time measurements at the 10fs level. In this paper we review the Ti:Sapphire laser system and report on status of the photocathode and diagnostics programs.