Improvement of beam imaging systems through optics propagation simulations

B. Bolzon, T. Lefevre, S. Mazzoni, C. P. Welsch, P. Karataev, K. Kruchinin, A. Aryshev

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Optical Transition Radiation (OTR) is emitted when a charged particle crosses the interface between two media with different dielectric properties. It has become a widespread method for beam profile measurements. However, there are no tools to simulate the propagation of the OTR electric field through an optical system. Simulations using ZEMAX have been performed in order to quantify optical errors, such as aberrations, diffraction, depth of field and misalignment. This paper focuses on simulations of vertically polarized OTR photons with the aim of understanding what limits the resolution of realistic beam imaging systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2014
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Particle Accelerator Conference
PublisherJoint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501328
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2014 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 15 Jun 201420 Jun 2014


Conference5th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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