Description: Measurement of time of arrival of a particle bunch is a fundamental beam diagnostic. The PEP-II/ALS/BESSY/PLS longitudinal feedback systems use a planar stripline circuit to convert a 30 ps beam BPM impulse signal into a 4 cycle tone burst at the 6th harmonic of the accelerator RF frequency (2.856 GHz). A phase-detection technique is used to measure the arrival time of these BPM impulses with 200 fs rms single-shot resolution (out of a 330 ps dynamic range). Scaled in frequency, this approach is directly applicable to FEL and other sub-ps regime pulse and timing measurements. The transversal circuit structure is applicable to measurement of microbunches or closely spaced bunches (the PEP-II/ALS/BESSY/PLS examples make independent measurements at 2 ns bunch spacing) and opens up some new diagnostic and control possibilities. This paper reviews the principles of the technique, and uses data from PEP-II operations to predict the limits of performance of this measurement scheme for arrival phase measurement. These predictions are compared with results in the literature from electro-optic sub-picosecond beam timing and phasing diagnostics.
Date: July 6, 2007
Creator: Fox, John D.; Mastorides, Themis; Rivetta, Claudio Hector & Winkle, Daniel Van
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