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Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Control Technology
For the diagnostics of high-brightness particle beams as necessary for the European Spallation Source, spallation neutron source IFMIF (D1+), and HIDIF (Bi1+) nondestructive methods have to be developed. Conventional beam diagnostics are established, but are mostly destructive methods and suffer from the power density deposited on surfaces like slits or pinhole plates and beam loss. For negative ions a nondestructive method based on photoneutralization can be used to determine the transverse phase space distribution with high time resolution and a large number of phase space points. The interaction of laser light and H− ions produces a small number of neutral atoms as well as detached electrons. The beam of charged particles is separated magnetically from the neutral beam and the distribution of neutral hydrogen is measured. Under the assumption that the influence of the dipole is small enough, the laser induced emittance measurement can be used, e.g., near the entrance of radio-frequency quadrupole. The basic concept for the laser driven emittance measurement device will be presented together with design considerations and preliminary simulations on ion beam transport. © 2002 American Institute of Physics.
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