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MOP019 The HITRAP Decelerator Project at GSI - Status and Commissioning Report rfq, ion, cavity, diagnostics 100
  • L.A. Dahl, W. Barth, P. Gerhard, F. Herfurth, M. Kaiser, O.K. Kester, H.J. Kluge, S. Koszudowski, C. Kozhuharov, G. Maero, W. Quint, A. Sokolov, T. Stöhlker, W. Vinzenz, G. Vorobjev, D.F.A. Winters
    GSI, Darmstadt
  • B. Hofmann, J. Pfister, U. Ratzinger, A.C. Sauer, A. Schempp
    IAP, Frankfurt am Main

For injection into the ion trap facility HITRAP, the GSI accelerator complex has the unique possibility to provide beams of highly stripped ions and even bare nuclei up to Uranium at an energy of 4 MeV/u. The HITRAP facility consists of linear 108 MHz-structures of IH- and RFQ-type to decelerate the beams further down to 6 keV/u for capturing in a large penning trap for cooling purpose. The installation is completed except of the RFQ-tank. During commissioning periods in 2007 64Ni28+ and 20Ne10+ beam was used to investigate the beam optics from the experimental storage ring extraction to the HITRAP double-drift-buncher system. In 2008 the IH-structure decelerator and the downstream matching section was examined with 197Au79+ beam. Comprehensive beam diagnostics were installed: Faraday cups, tubular and short capacitive pick ups, SEM grids, YAG scintillation screens, a single shot pepperpot emittance meter, and a diamond detector for bunch shape measurements. Results of the extensive measurements are presented.

TUP048 Identifying Jitter Sources in the LCLS Linac quadrupole, linac, klystron, collider 506
  • F.-J. Decker, R. Akre, A. Brachmann, W.S. Colocho, Y.T. Ding, D. Dowell, P. Emma, J.C. Frisch, A. Gilevich, G.R. Hays, P. Hering, Z. Huang, R.H. Iverson, K.D. Kotturi, A. Krasnykh, C. Limborg-Deprey, H. Loos, S. Molloy, H.-D. Nuhn, D.F. Ratner, J.L. Turner, J.J. Welch, W.E. White, J. Wu
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California

The beam stability for the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) Free-Electron Laser (FEL) at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) are critical for X-Ray power, pointing, and timing stability. Studies of the transverse, longitudinal, and intensity stability of the electron beam are presented. Identifying these sources by different methods like correlations, frequency spectrum analysis and other methods is critical for finally eliminating or reducing them.


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TUP071 The ISAC-II SC-Linac Over Current Monitoring System EPICS, ISAC, linac, ion 557
  • A.K. Mitra, J.T. Drozdoff, K. Langton, R.E. Laxdal, M. Marchetto, W.R. Rawnsley, J.E. Richards
    TRIUMF, Vancouver

A personnel protection system is used to monitor the ion beam current into the experimental hall from the ISAC-II SC-linac. Two resonant capacitive pickups in the transfer line operate at the third harmonic of the bunch rate, 35.36 MHz, Ion charge, velocity and bunch width affect the sensitivity so calibration with dc Faraday cups is needed. Each monitor has a single conversion receiver with an active mixer. LO signals are provided by a frequency synthesizer locked to the accelerator synthesizer. The 1250 Hz IF signals are amplified, filtered with a 100 Hz bandwidth and amplitude detected. No image rejection is used as the background is due to on-frequency leakage from the RFQ and bunchers. An antenna in each monitor loosely couples a pulsed rf test signal to each pickup. These induced signals are mixed down to 11875 Hz, filtered, detected and used to provide watchdog signals. The measured currents are displayed through our EPICS control system which allows setting of the gain ranges, trip levels and conversion factors. The signals are also processed independently by dedicated ADC's and FPGA's to cause the Safety system to trip the beam if the current exceeds a nominal 10 nA.

TUP082 Bunch Length Measurements in CTF3 klystron, radiation, electron, linac 588
  • A.E. Dabrowski, S. Bettoni, H.-H. Braun, R. Corsini, S. Döbert, T. Lefèvre, H. Shaker, P.K. Skowronski, F. Tecker
    CERN, Geneva
  • J.J. Jacobson, M. Velasco
    NU, Evanston

The CLIC Test Facility CTF3, being built at CERN by an international collaboration, should demonstrate the feasibility of the CLIC two-beam technology by 2010. One of the issues addressed is the control of the electron bunch length in the whole complex. A bunch length measurement system with good resolution is therefore paramount. Two different systems are presently used in CTF3, based on microwave spectroscopy and on transverse rf deflectors, respectively. In the paper we describe the two systems, we discuss the different experimental methods used and present the results of the latest measurement campaigns.

TUP083 Diagnostics and Measurement Strategy for the CERN Linac 4 linac, diagnostics, DTL, emittance 591
  • K. Hanke, G. Bellodi, J.-B. Lallement, A.M. Lombardi, B. Mikulec, M. Pasini, U. Raich, E.Zh. Sargsyan
    CERN, Geneva
  • H. Hori
    MPQ, Garching, Munich

Linac 4 is a 160 MeV H- linac which will become the new injector for CERN's proton accelerator chain. The linac will consist of 4 different rf structures, namely RFQ, DTL, CCDTL and PIMS running at 352.2 MHz with 2 Hz repetition rate and 0.4 ms pulse length. A chopper line ensures clean injection into the PS Booster. The combination of high frequency and a high-current, low-emittance beam calls for a compact design where minimum space is left for diagnostics. On the other hand, diagnostics is needed for setting up and tuning of the machine during both commissioning and operation. A measurement strategy and the corresponding choice of the diagnostic devices and their specific use in Linac4 are discussed in this paper.

THP019 Third Harmonic Superconducting Cavity Prototypes for the XFEL cavity, linac, cryomodule, HOM 821
  • P. Pierini, A. Bosotti, N. Panzeri, D. Sertore
    INFN/LASA, Segrate (MI)
  • H.T. Edwards, M.H. Foley, E.R. Harms, D.V. Mitchell
    Fermilab, Batavia
  • J. Iversen, W. Singer, E. Vogel
    DESY, Hamburg

The third harmonic cavities that will be used at the injector stage in the XFEL to linearize the rf curvature distortions and minimize beam tails in the bunch compressor are based on the rf structures developed at FNAL for the DESY FLASH linac. The design and fabrication procedures have been modified in order to match the slightly different interfaces of XFEL linac modules and the procedures followed by the industrial production of the main (1.3 GHz) XFEL cavities. A revision of the helium vessel design has been required to match the layout of the cryomodule strings, and a lighter version of the tuner has been designed (derived from the 1.3 GHz ILC blade tuner activities). The main changes introduced in the design of the XFEL cavities and the preliminary experience of the fabrication of three industrially produced and processed third harmonic rf structures are described here.

THP046 Preliminary Design of the Slow Chopper for the SPIRAL 2 Project power-supply, high-voltage, vacuum, target 891
  • M. Di Giacomo
    GANIL, Caen
  • A.C. Caruso, G. Gallo, D. Rifuggiato, A. Spartà, E. Zappalà
    INFN/LNS, Catania
  • A. Longhitano
    ALTEK, San Gregorio (CATANIA)

The SPIRAL2 LEBT line uses a single chopper situated in the line section common to protons, deuterons and A/Q=3 ions. The paper describes the design and the test of the power circuits, based on standard components and working up to 10 kV, at a 1 kHz repetition rate.

THP104 Low Level RF and Timing System for XFEL/SPring-8 cavity, controls, feedback, low-level-rf 1036
  • T. Ohshima, N. Hosoda, H. Maesaka, Y. Otake
    RIKEN/SPring-8, Hyogo
  • M. Musha
    University of electro-communications, Tokyo
  • K. Tamasaku
    RIKEN Spring-8 Harima, Hyogo

Requirement on a Low Level rf (LLRF) system is very tight and allowable jitter is less than several tens femto seconds for the XFEL/SPring-8. To satisfy this requirement, we have developed special components; a low-noise master oscillator, a high precision IQ modulator/demodulator, a high speed DAC/ADC, and a delayed pulse generator with 700 fs jitter to a 5712 MHz reference clock. These components were installed in the SCSS test accelerator and their performance was checked. The standard deviations of the phase and amplitude were less than 0.02 degree and 0.03% for a 238 MHz SHB acceleration cavity. Measured rms jitter of the beam arrival time relative to the reference rf signal was 50 fs, which demonstrated the high performance of the total LLRF system. For the XFEL, the length of reference signal transmission line is long, about 1 km. Therefore an optical system is adopted because of low transmission loss and an ability to keep precise time accuracy using fiber length control, which has 0.2 um/sqrt(Hz) noise floor. Achieved performance of the LLRF and timing system, and development status on the optical transmission system will be presented in this paper.


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