Author: Whiteford, C.
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MOZE3 Emittance Measurements and Simulations from an X-Band Short-Pulse Ultra-High Gradient Photoinjector 45
  • G. Chen, D.S. Doran, C.-J. Jing, S.Y. Kim, W. Liu, W. Liu, P. Piot, J.G. Power, C. Whiteford, E.E. Wisniewski
    ANL, Lemont, Illinois, USA
  • C.-J. Jing, E.W. Knight, S.V. Kuzikov
    Euclid TechLabs, Solon, Ohio, USA
  • C.-J. Jing
    Euclid Beamlabs, Bolingbrook, USA
  • X. Lu, P. Piot, W.H. Tan
    Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA
  Funding: This work is supported by the U.S. DOE, under award No. DE-SC0018656 to NIU, DOE SBIR grant No. DE-SC0018709 to Euclid Techlabs LLC, and contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 with ANL.
A program is under way at the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator facility, in collaboration with the Euclid Techlabs and Northern Illinois University (NIU), to develop a GeV/m scale photocathode gun, with the ultimate goal of demonstrating a high-brightness photoinjector beamline. The novel X-band photoemission gun (Xgun) is powered by high-power, short RF pulses, 9-ns (FWHM), which, in turn, are generated by the AWA drive beam. In a previous proof-of-principle experiment, an unprecedented 400~MV/m gradient on the photocathode surface* was demonstrated. In the current version of the experiment, we added a linac to the beamline to increase the total energy and gain experience tuning the beamline. In this paper, we report on the very first result of emittance measurement as well as several other beam parameters. This preliminary investigation has identified several factors to be improved on in order to achieve one of the ultimate goals; low emittance.
* W. H. Tan et al., "Demonstration of sub-GV/m Accelerating Field in a Photoemission Electron Gun Powered by Nanosecond X-Band Radiofrequency Pulses", 2022. arXiv:2203.11598v1
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DOI • reference for this paper ※ doi:10.18429/JACoW-NAPAC2022-MOZE3  
About • Received ※ 03 August 2022 — Revised ※ 05 August 2022 — Accepted ※ 11 August 2022 — Issue date ※ 14 August 2022
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MOPA72 Preliminary Tests and Beam Dynamics Simulations of a Straight-Merger Beamline 206
  • A.A. Al Marzouk, P. Piot, T. Xu
    Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA
  • S.V. Benson, K.E. Deitrick, J. Guo, A. Hutton, G.-T. Park, S. Wang
    JLab, Newport News, Virginia, USA
  • D.S. Doran, G. Ha, P. Piot, J.G. Power, C. Whiteford, E.E. Wisniewski
    ANL, Lemont, Illinois, USA
  • C.E. Mitchell, J. Qiang, R.D. Ryne
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  Funding: NSF award PHY-1549132 to Cornell University and NIU, U.S. DOE contract DE-AC02-06CH11357 with ANL and DE-AC05-06OR23177 with JLAB.
Beamlines capable of merging beams with different energies are critical to many applications related to advanced accelerator concepts and energy-recovery linacs (ERLs). In an ERL, a low-energy "fresh" bright bunch is generally injected into a superconducting linac for acceleration using the fields established by a decelerated "spent" beam traveling on the same axis. A straight-merger system composed of a selecting cavity with a superimposed dipole magnet was proposed and recently test at AWA. This paper reports on the experimental results obtained so far along with detailed beam dynamics investigations of the merger concept and its ability to conserve the beam brightness associated with the fresh bunch.
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DOI • reference for this paper ※ doi:10.18429/JACoW-NAPAC2022-MOPA72  
About • Received ※ 11 August 2022 — Accepted ※ 13 August 2022 — Issue date ※ 02 October 2022  
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TUPA28 Update on the Development of a Low-Cost Button BPM Signal Detector at AWA 409
  • W. Liu, G. Chen, D.S. Doran, S.Y. Kim, X. Lu, P. Piot, J.G. Power, C. Whiteford, E.E. Wisniewski
    ANL, Lemont, Illinois, USA
  • E.E. Wisniewski
    IIT, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  Funding: Work supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science.
A single-pulse, high dynamic range, cost-effective BPM signal detector has been on the most wanted list of the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator (AWA) Test Facility for many years. The unique capabilities of the AWA beamline require BPM instrumentation with an unprecedented dynamic range, thus a cost-effective solution could be challenging to design and prototype. With the help of a better circuit model for a button BPM signal source, we are able to do the circuit simulations with more realistic input signals and make predictions much closer to realities. Our most recent design and prototype results are shared in this paper.
DOI • reference for this paper ※ doi:10.18429/JACoW-NAPAC2022-TUPA28  
About • Received ※ 01 August 2022 — Revised ※ 08 August 2022 — Accepted ※ 11 August 2022 — Issue date ※ 09 October 2022
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TUPA85 First Results from a Multileaf Collimator and Emittance Exchange Beamline 531
  • N. Majernik, G. Andonian, C.D. Lorch, W.J. Lynn, J.B. Rosenzweig
    UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • D.S. Doran, S.Y. Kim, P. Piot, J.G. Power, C. Whiteford, E.E. Wisniewski
    ANL, Lemont, Illinois, USA
  Funding: Department of Energy DE-SC0017648 and National Science Foundation PHY-1549132.
By shaping the transverse profile of a particle beam prior to an emittance exchange (EEX) beamline, drive and witness beams with variable current profiles and bunch spacing can be produced. Presently at AWA, this transverse shaping is accomplished with individually laser-cut tungsten masks, making the refinement of beam profiles a slow process. In contrast, a multileaf collimator (MLC) is a device that can selectively mask the profile of a beam using many independently actuated leaves. Since an MLC permits real-time adjustment of the beam shape, its use as a beam mask would permit much faster optimization in a manner highly synergistic with machine learning. Beam dynamics simulations have shown that such an approach is functionally equivalent to that offered by the laser cut masks. In this work, the construction and first results from a 40-leaf, UHV compatible MLC are discussed.
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About • Received ※ 16 July 2022 — Revised ※ 02 August 2022 — Accepted ※ 11 August 2022 — Issue date ※ 12 August 2022
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