Author: Chung, M.
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TUPAL043 Simulations of the Electron Column in IOTA 1103
  • B.T. Freemire
    Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA
  • S. Chattopadhyay
    Northern Illinois Univerity, DeKalb, Illinois, USA
  • M. Chung
    UNIST, Ulsan, Republic of Korea
  • C.S. Park
    Korea University Sejong Campus, Sejong, Republic of Korea
  • G. Penn
    LBNL, Berkeley, California, USA
  • V.D. Shiltsev, G. Stancari
    Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
  Funding: Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of High Energy Physics, under Contract Nos. DE-AC02-07CH11359 and DE-AC02-05CH1123 and General Accelerator Research and Development Program
Future high current proton accelerators will need to minimize beam loss due to space-charge in order to achieve safe operation while achieving the desired physics goals. One method of space-charge compensation to be tested at the Integrable Optics Test Accelerator (IOTA) at Fermilab is the Electron Column. The concept for this device is to allow a circulating beam to ionize a small region of relatively high pressure residual gas, while using electric and magnetic fields to confine and shape the resulting plasma electrons. If the profile of the electrons is matched to the beam profile transversely and longitudinally, the electrons should counteract the space-charge force of the proton beam. Simulations of the IOTA proton beam circulating through the Electron Column have been performed, with the evolution of the electron plasma and its effect on the beam studied.
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TUPMK006 Sub-fs Electron Bunch Generation Using Emittance Exchange Compressor 1501
  • J.M. Seok, M. Chung
    UNIST, Ulsan, Republic of Korea
  • M.E. Conde, J.G. Power
    ANL, Argonne, Illinois, USA
  • G. Ha
    PAL, Pohang, Republic of Korea
  Sub-fs electron bunch has been pursued in the last decade using several different methods. These methods rely on one of the velocity difference or path length difference to compress a long bunch to sub-fs bunch. Here, we introduce a new method to generate the compression. Emittance Exchange (EEX) beamline makes transverse-to-longitudinal exchange of phase space. In this beamline, a transverse focusing at the upstream introduces a longitudinal compression at the downstream due to the exchange. Since this exchange scheme does not rely on the velocity or the path length differences, it does not require any longitudinal manipulation (e.g. chirp), and it could generate a short bunch with well-controlled nonlinear effects using nonlinear magnets. We present preliminary simulation results of EEX based bunch compression and sub-fs bunch generation.  
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