Publications by Philip Burrows

Demonstration of CLIC level phase stability using a high bandwidth, low latency drive beam phase feedforward system at the CLIC test facility CTF3

IPAC 2016 - Proceedings of the 7th International Particle Accelerator Conference (2016) 2673-2676

J Roberts, A Andersson, R Corsini, PK Skowroński, PN Burrows, GB Christian, C Perry, A Ghigo, F Marcellini

Copyright © 2016 CC-BY-3.0 and by the respective authors. The CLIC acceleration scheme, in which the RF power used to accelerate the main high energy beam is extracted from a second high intensity but low energy beam, places strict requirements on the phase stability of the power producing drive beam. To limit luminosity loss caused by energy jitter leading to emittance growth in the final focus to below 1%, 0.2 degrees of 12 GHz, or 50 fs, drive beam phase stability is needed. A low-latency phase feedforward correction with bandwidth above 17.5 MHz will be used to reduce the drive beam phase jitter to this level. The proposed scheme corrects the phase using fast electromagnetic kickers to vary the path length in a chicane prior to the drive beam power extraction. A prototype of this system has been installed at the CLIC test facility CTF3 to prove its feasibility. The latest results from the system are presented, demonstrating phase stabilisation in agreement with simulations given the beam conditions and power of the kicker amplifiers. Necessary improvements in the phase monitor performance and optics corrections made to remove the phase-energy dependence via R56 in order to achieve this level of stability are also discussed.

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