Properties of Cherenkov Diffraction Radiation as Predicted by the Polarisation Currents Approach for Beam Instrumentation

Daniel Harryman, Kirill Fedorov, Pavel Karataev, Michele Bergamaschi, Robert Kieffer, K Łasocha, Thibaut Lefevre, Stefano Mazzoni, L Bobb, A Potylitsyn, A Schloegelhofer

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Cherenkov-Diffraction Radiation (ChDR) appears when a charged particle moves in the vicinity of a dielectric medium with velocity higher than the phase velocity of light inside the medium. As the charged particle does not contact the medium, the emission of ChDR is a phenomenon that can be exploited for a range of non-invasive beam diagnostics. Experimental tests are underway on the Booster To Storage-ring (BTS) test stand at Diamond Light Source to explore the use of dielectric radiators as Beam Position Monitor (BPM) pickups by measuring the incoherent ChDR emission. In order to compliment the experiments on the BTS test stand, ChDR simulations have been performed using the Polarisation Currents Approach (PCA) model. This paper explores the PCA simulations for the BTS test stand, and the application for future diagnostics.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2020
EventInternational Beam Instrumentation Conference (9th) - Santos, Brazil
Duration: 14 Sept 202018 Sept 2020


ConferenceInternational Beam Instrumentation Conference (9th)
Abbreviated titleIBIC2020

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