Author: Fiorito, R.B.
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WEPGW095 Coherent Transition Radiation Spatial Imaging as a Bunch Length Monitor 2713
  • J. Wolfenden, R.B. Fiorito, C.P. Welsch
    The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • M. Brandin, E. Mansten, S. Thorin
    MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • R.B. Fiorito, C.P. Welsch, J. Wolfenden
    Cockcroft Institute, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • B.S. Kyle, T.H. Pacey, T.H. Pacey
    UMAN, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • B.S. Kyle
    University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • E. Mansten
    Lund University, Division of Atomic Physics, Lund, Sweden
  • T.H. Pacey
    STFC/DL/ASTeC, Daresbury, Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • A.G. Shkvarunets
    UMD, College Park, Maryland, USA
  Funding: This work was supported by the EU under Grant Agreement No. 624890 and the STFC Cockcroft Institute core Grant No. ST/G008248/1.
High-resolution bunch length measurement is a key component in the optimisation of beam quality in FELs, storage rings, and plasma-based accelerators. Simulations have shown that the profile of a coherent transition radiation (CTR) image produced by a charged particle beam is sensitive to bunch length and can thus be used as a diagnostic. This contribution presents the development progress of a novel bunch length monitor based on imaging the spatial distribution of CTR. Due to the bunch lengths studied, 10fs-100fs FWHM, the radiation of interest was in the THz range. This led to the development of a THz imaging system, which can be applied to both high and low energy electron beams. The associated benefits of this imaging distribution methodology over the typical angular distribution measurement are discussed. Building upon preliminary multi-shot proof of concept results last year, a new series of experiments have been conducted in the short pulse facility (SPF) at MAX IV. Single-shot measurements have been used to measure the exact point of maximum compression. Analysis from the proof of concept results last year, and initial results from the new measurements this year are discussed.
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About • paper received ※ 14 May 2019       paper accepted ※ 21 May 2019       issue date ※ 21 June 2019  
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