Author: Sukhikh, L.G.
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TUPP012 Image of the Transverse Bunch Profile via COTR 308
  • A. Potylitsyn, T. Gusvitskii, L.G. Sukhikh
    TPU, Tomsk, Russia
  • G. Kube, A.I. Novokshonov
    DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  Funding: This work was supported by the grant of the Russian Ministry of Science # 3/1903.2017.
Transverse beam profile diagnostics based on Optical Transition Radiation (OTR) is a routine technique at most modern electron linear accelerators (linacs) which is difficult to implement for FEL beams [*] and LWPA accelerators [**]. The reason is that a standard OTR beam profile monitor with a few micrometers space resolution cannot be used for measurements of ultrashort bunch profiles due to coherent effects in the OTR emission process [***]. We have developed an approach which allows calculating the propagation of coherent optical transition radiation (COTR) through a standard optical system consisting of a focusing lens and a spatial resolving detector placed in the image plane. Strict summation of the OTR fields emitted coherently by electrons inside the bunch and its focusing onto the detector plane allows obtaining a COTR image of the bunch profile. With the assumption of a Gaussian transverse bunch profile it is shown that the resulting image has a typical "ring" shape, characteristics of which are depended on the bunch transverse rms size and optical system parameters.
* E. Saldin, et al., "The Physics of Free Electron Lasers", Springer-Verlag, 2010.
** N. Bourgeois, et al., AIP Conf. Proc., 1507, 258 (2012).
*** H. Loos, R. Akre, et al., SLAC-PUB-13395 (2008).
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