Author: Allison, T.L.
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MOPA30 LCLS-II BCS Average Current Monitor 120
  • N.M. Ludlow, T.L. Allison, J.P. Sikora, J.J. Welch
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  LCLS-II is a 4th generation light source at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. LCLS-II will accelerate a 30 µA electron beam with a 1 MHz bunch rate with a new superconducting Continuous Waveform (CW) RF accelerator. The Average Current Monitor (ACM) is part of the Beam Containment System (BCS) for the LCLS-II accelerator. The Beam Containment System is a safety system that provides paths to safely shut the accelerator beam off under a variety of conditions. The Average Current Monitor is a beam diagnostic within the BCS that is used to verify that the accelerator is producing the appropriate current level and to limit beam power to allowed values to protect the machine and beam dumps. The average beam current is obtained by measuring the power level induced by the beam in a low Q cavity. By knowing the Q, the beta, and the coupling of the cavity, the instantaneous charge can be calculated, then integrating the instantaneous charge over one millisecond will yield the average current. This paper will discuss progress in the checkout process of the ACM LLRF hardware leading to LCLS-II commissioning.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ doi:10.18429/JACoW-NAPAC2022-MOPA30  
About • Received ※ 16 July 2022 — Revised ※ 05 August 2022 — Accepted ※ 24 August 2022 — Issue date ※ 06 October 2022
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