Transverse Profile and Emittance Measurements With a Laser Stripping System During the CERN LINAC4 Commissioning at 3 and 12 MeV

Federico Roncarolo, Enrico Bravin, Thomas Hofmann, Uli Raich, Francesca Zocca, Gary Boorman, Alessio Bosco, Stephen Gibson, Konstantin Kruchinin, Juergen Pozimski, Christoph Gabor

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The CERN LINAC4 beam commissioning at 3 and 12 MeV was completed in 2014. A novel system for measuring the transverse beam profile and emittance, based on low power laser stripping and H0 detection using a diamond detector, was successfully tested at these two energies. The measurement results agree with the operational slit-grid method within a few percent in terms of both transverse profile and emittance. After describing the general system setup, this remarkable achievement is discussed in detail together with the present limitations, which will be addressed in order to design a laser based emittance monitor for the LINAC4 top energy of 160 MeV.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27th Linear Accelerator Conference
Subtitle of host publicationLINAC14, Geneva, Switzerland, 31 August - 5 September 2014
Chapter03 Technology 3G Beam Diagnostics
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-142-7
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2014

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