Author: Minoshima, K.
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WEPME016 Recent Progress of a Laser-based Alignment System at the KEKB Injector Linac 2959
  • T. Suwada, M. Satoh
    KEK, Ibaraki, Japan
  • K. Minoshima, S. Telada
    AIST, Tsukuba, Japan
  A new laser-based alignment system is under development in order to precisely align accelerator components with a precision level of ±0.1 mm along an ideal straight line at the KEKB injector linac. The high-precision alignment system is strongly required for the Super B-factory at KEK. The laser-based alignment system comprises a He-Ne laser source and optical components for delivering the laser beam, and silicon photodetectors. The laser-based alignment system aligns a misalignment of a girder unit for accelerating structures while accelerator components on the girder unit are aligned with another laser tracker system with a similar precision level. A new PC-based feedback system for the laser pointing stability has been introduced in order to stabilize the transverse laser positions at the photodetector. The experimental results show that although the laser pointing stability is easily disturbed by environmental factors without the feedback system, it has been successfully applied to control the laser pointing stability within a few ten-micron-meter. In this report, the experimental investigations in the new feedback system are reported.