Author: Papastergiou, K.D.
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TUPEA051 Beam Transfer Line Design for a Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Experiment (AWAKE) at the CERN SPS 1247
  • C. Bracco, J. Bauche, D. Brethoux, V. Clerc, B. Goddard, E. Gschwendtner, L.K. Jensen, A. Kosmicki, G. Le Godec, M. Meddahi, C. Mutin, J.A. Osborne, K.D. Papastergiou, A. Pardons, F.M. Velotti, H. Vincke
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • P. Muggli
    MPI, Muenchen, Germany
  The world’s first proton driven plasma wakefield acceleration experiment is presently being studied at CERN. The experiment will use a high energy proton beam extracted from the SPS as driver. Two possible locations for installing the AWAKE facility are considered: the West Area and the CNGS long baseline beam-line. The previous transfer line from the SPS to the West Area was completely dismantled in 2000 and it would need to be fully re-designed and re-built. For this option, geometric constraints for radio protection reasons would limit the maximum proton beam energy to 300 GeV. The existing CNGS line could be used by applying only minor changes to the final part of the lattice for the final focusing and the interface between the proton beam and the laser, required for plasma ionisation and bunch-modulation seeding. The beam line design studies performed for the two options are presented.