Author: Lefevre, T.     [Lefèvre, T.]
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MOPMB060 Upgrade of the LHC Schottky Monitor, Operational Experience and First Results 226
  • M. Betz, O.R. Jones, T. Lefèvre, M. Wendt
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The LHC Schottky system allows the measurement of beam parameters such as tune and chromaticity in an entirely non-invasive way by extracting information from the statistical fluctuations in the incoherent motion of particles. The system was commissioned in 2011 and provided satisfactory beam-parameter measurements during LHC run 1 for lead-ions. However, for protons its usability was substantially limited due to strong interfering signals originating from the coherent motion of the particle bunch. The system has recently been upgraded with optimized travelling-wave pick-ups and an improved 4.8~GHz microwave signal path, with the front-end and the triple down-mixing chain optimized to reduce coherent signals. Design and operational aspects for the complete system are shown and the results from measurements with LHC beams in Run II are presented and discussed.  
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MOPMR029 Experience with DOROS BPMs for Coupling Measurement and Correction 303
  • T. Persson, J.M. Coello de Portugal, A. Garcia-Tabares, M. Gąsior, A. Langner, T. Lefèvre, E.H. Maclean, L. Malina, J. Olexa, P.K. Skowroński, R. Tomás
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • J. Olexa
    STU, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  The Diode ORbit and OScillation System (DOROS) system is designed to provide accurate measurements of the beam position in the LHC. The oscillation part of the system, which is able to provide turn-by-turn data, is used to measure the transverse coupling. Since the system provides high resolution measurements for many turns only small excitations are needed to accurately measure the transverse coupling. In this article we present the performance the system to measure coupling and compare it to the BPMs not equipped with this system.  
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MOPMR045 High Resolution and Dynamic Range Characterisation of Beam Imaging Systems 354
  • C.P. Welsch, R.B. Fiorito, J. Wolfenden
    Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • M. Bergamaschi, R. Kieffer, T. Lefèvre, S. Mazzoni
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • R.B. Fiorito, C.P. Welsch, J. Wolfenden
    The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • P. Karataev, K.O. Kruchinin
    Royal Holloway, University of London, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • P. Karataev, K.O. Kruchinin
    JAI, Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom
  Funding: Work supported by the EU under grant agreement 624890 and the STFC Cockcroft Institute core grant ST/G008248/1.
Any imaging system requires the use of various optical components to transfer the light from the source, e.g. optical radiation generated by a charged particle beam, to the sensor. The impact of the transfer optics on the image resolution is often not well known. To improve this situation, the point spread function (PSF) of the optical system must be measured, preferably, with high dynamic range. For this purpose we have created an intense, small (~ 1 μm) point source using a high quality laser and special focusing optics; and introduced a digital micro-mirror array in the optical system to substantially increase its dynamic range. The PSFs of optical systems that are currently being developed for high resolution, high dynamic range beam imaging using optical transition and diffraction radiation are measured and compared to Zemax simulations. The goal of these studies is to systematically understand and mitigate any ill effects on the PSF due to aberrations, diffraction and misalignment of the components of the imaging system. We present the results of our measurements and simulations.
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TUPMW011 Current Status of Instability Threshold Measurements in the LHC at 6.5 TeV 1434
  • L.R. Carver, J. Barranco, N. Biancacci, X. Buffat, W. Höfle, G. Kotzian, T. Lefèvre, T.E. Levens, E. Métral, T. Pieloni, B. Salvant, C. Tambasco
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • N. Wang
    IHEP, Beijing, People's Republic of China
  • M. Zobov
    INFN/LNF, Frascati (Roma), Italy
  Throughout 2015, many measurements of the minimum stabilizing octupole current required to prevent coherent transverse instabilities have been performed. These measurements allow the LHC impedance model at flat top to be verified and give good indicators of future performance and limitations. The results are summarized here, and compared to predictions from the simulation code DELPHI.  
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WEPOY030 First BTF Measurements at the Large Hadron Collider 3051
SUPSS061   use link to see paper's listing under its alternate paper code  
  • C. Tambasco, A. Boccardi, X. Buffat, K. Fuchsberger, M. Gąsior, R. Giachino, T. Lefèvre, T.E. Levens, T. Pieloni, M. Pojer, B. Salvachua, M. Solfaroli Camillocci
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • J. Barranco, C. Tambasco
    EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  During the Run I in 2012, several instabilities have been observed at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) during the Betatron squeeze. The predictions of instability thresholds are based on the computation of the beam Landau damping by calculating the Stability Diagrams (SD). These instabilities could be explained by a deterioration of the SD due to beam-beam resonance excitation which could change the particle distributions. Beam Transfer Functions (BTF) provide a measurement of the Stability Diagram. The BTFs are sensitive to the particle detuning with amplitude as well as to the particle distributions therefore they represent a powerful tool to understand experimentally the stability of beams during the LHC operational cycle. First BTF measurements at the LHC are presented for different machine configurations and settings and compared to predictions.  
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