Author: Damerau, H.
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MOP11 Controlled Longitudinal Emittance Blow-Up for High Intensity Beams in the CERN SPS 71
  • D. Quartullo, H. Damerau, I. Karpov, G. Papotti, E.N. Shaposhnikova, C. Zisou
    CERN, Geneva 23, Switzerland
  • D. Quartullo
    Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  Controlled longitudinal emittance blow-up will be required to longitudinally stabilize the beams for the High-Luminosity LHC in the SPS. Bandwidth-limited noise is injected at synchrotron frequency sidebands of the RF voltage of the main accelerating system through the beam phase loop. The setup of the blow-up parameters is complicated by bunch-by-bunch differences in their phase, shape, and intensity, as well as by the interplay with the fourth harmonic Landau RF system and transient beam loading in the main RF system. During previous runs, an optimization of the blow-up had to be repeated manually at every intensity step up, requiring hours of precious machine time. With the higher beam intensity, the difficulties will be exacerbated, with bunch-by-bunch differences becoming even more important. We look at the extent of the impact of intensity effects on the controlled longitudinal blow-up by means of macro-particle tracking, as well as analytical calculations, and we derive criteria for quantifying its effectiveness. These studies are relevant to identify the parameters and observables which become key to the operational setup and exploitation of the blow-up.  
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About • Received ※ 15 October 2021 — Revised ※ 17 October 2021 — Accepted ※ 17 January 2022 — Issue date ※ 11 April 2022
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MOP15 Threshold for Loss of Longitudinal Landau Damping in Double Harmonic RF Systems 95
  • L. Intelisano, H. Damerau, I. Karpov
    CERN, Meyrin, Switzerland
  Landau damping is a natural stabilization mechanism to mitigate coherent beam instabilities in the longitudinal phase space plane. In a single RF system, binominal particle distributions with a constant inductive impedance above transition (or capacitive below) would lead to a vanishing threshold for the loss of Landau damping, which can be avoided by introducing an upper cut-off frequency to the impedance. This work aims at expanding the recent loss of Landau damping studies to the common case of double harmonic RF systems. Special attention has been paid to the configuration in the SPS with a higher harmonic RF system at four times the fundamental RF frequency, and with both RF systems in counter-phase (bunch shortening mode). Refined analytical estimates for the synchrotron frequency distribution allowed to extend the analytical expression for the loss of Landau damping threshold. The results are compared with semi-analytical calculations using the MELODY code, as well as with macroparticle simulations in BLonD.  
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About • Received ※ 16 October 2021 — Revised ※ 19 October 2021 — Accepted ※ 05 February 2022 — Issue date ※ 11 April 2022
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MOP17 End-to-End Longitudinal Simulations in the CERN PS 106
  • A. Lasheen, H. Damerau, K. Iliakis
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  In the context of the LHC Injector Upgrade (LIU) project, the main longitudinal limitations in the CERN PS are coupled bunch instabilities and uncontrolled emittance blow-up leading to losses at injection into the downstream accelerator, the SPS. To complement beam measurements, particle tracking simulations are an important tool to study these limitations. However, to avoid excessive runtime, simulations are usually targeting only a fraction of the cycle assuming that bunches are initially matched to the RF bucket. This ignores all initial perturbations that could seed an instability. Simulations were therefore performed along the full PS cycle by using the BLonD tracking code optimized with advanced parallelization schemes. They include beam manipulations with several RF harmonics (batch compression, merging, splittings), controlled emittance blow-up, a model of the beam coupling impedance covering a wide frequency range, as well as beam and cavity feedbacks. A large number of macroparticles is required as well as arrays to store beam induced voltage spanning several revolutions to account for long range wakefields.  
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