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CASA Seminar

Friday, June 1, 2001
10:30 AM
ARC Bldg. Room 231/233


Measurements and Simulations of CSR Effects in the APS Bunch Compressor


Michael Borland
APS, Argonne

In July 2000, a magnetic bunch compressor was installed in the APS linac as part of the LEUTL FEL project. This compressor was intended to test concepts for the bunch compressors that will be used in the LCLS. Hence, we have been experimentally characterizing the effects of coherent synchrotron radiation (CSR) as well as developing simulation codes to predict these effects. We report here on recent measurements and simulation results, which show good agreement. We also discuss plans for future experiments.


Talk slides: PDF


Biographical information:

  • Ph. D. in Applied Physics from Stanford, 1991.
    Thesis: "A High-Brightness Thermionic Microwave Electron Gun"
  • Working at ANL's Advanced Photon Source (APS) since 1991:
    • Designed and commissioned the Positron Accumulator Ring
    • Member of storage ring commissioning team
    • Formed "Operations Analysis" group in 1995 to develop operational and simulation software for APS, and handle operations-related accelerator physics issues.
    • Principle author of the accelerator code "elegant" and the "SDDS Toolkit" software suite.


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